LAST DAYS OF THE MORNING CALM
Tina Jimin Walton
Court intrigue and foreign powers threaten Korea’s centuries old “hermit kingdom.” In a prominent manor, Ji-nah, the sheltered ward, and Han, the seventeen year-old servant, are left in the tight-grip of Tutor Lim while Master Yi travels to Peking. When the two young people uncover the tutor’s broader conspiracy with the Japanese to overthrow Queen Min, they work to save the Queen, whose fate is tied to their master. Despite the challenge, the two young people discover hope and choose to rebuild their lives and nation.
Shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2018.