Frankly in Love

For a limited time, educators can get these FREE classroom resources for Frankly in Love by David Yoon. In this coming-of-age novel highlighting the contemporary Korean immigrant experience, Frank Li takes a risk by pursuing a girl his parents would never approve of, with unexpected results. This Penguin Young Adult fiction title features perspectives on racism, class, gender, and parental expectations.

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“Through rich and complex characterization that rings completely true, the story highlights divisions within the Korean immigrant community and between communities of color in the U.S., cultural rifts separating immigrant parents and American-born teens, and the impact on high school peers of society’s entrenched biases.” -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Curriculum tie-ins:

  • Race, Class, & Gender Studies
  • Coming of Age
  • Immigrant Experience
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Asian American Experience
  • Parental Expectations