I Am the Subway (Hardcover)

I Am the Subway By Kim Hyo-Eun, Deborah Smith (Translator) Cover Image

I Am the Subway (Hardcover)

By Kim Hyo-Eun, Deborah Smith (Translator)


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A cinematic journey through the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we travel alongside whenever we take the train. A poetic translation of the bestselling Korean picture book.


★ "Lucky readers, climb aboard: extraordinary explorations await." --Shelf Awareness

★ "I Am the Subway makes for an unforgettable journey." --Bookpage

★ " S]ensitive, closely observed portraits." --Publishers Weekly

★ "A contemplative, poignant rendering of everyday journeys." --Kirkus Reviews

★ " B]eautiful and unusual." --Youth Services Book Review

★ "Bewitching." --Foreword

Accompanied by the constant, rumbling ba-dum ba-dum of its passage through the city, the subway has stories to tell. Between sunrise and sunset, it welcomes and farewells people, and holds them--along with their joys, hopes, fears, and memories--in its embrace.

Originally published in Korean and brought to English-speaking audiences with the help of renowned translator Deborah Smith (The Vegetarian), I Am the Subway vividly reflects the shared humanity that can be found in crowded metropolitan cities.

  • A wonderful gift for parents, carers, and grandparents of train-loving children
  • Perfect for teachers and librarians looking for books that share global experiences and lives from an own-voice perspective
  • Great for fans of Next Stop Grand Central Station by Maira Kalman, Subway by Christopher Neiman, and Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pe a and Christian Robertson
Product Details ISBN: 9781950354658
ISBN-10: 1950354652
Publisher: Scribble Us
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 52
Language: English