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Patti Kim

Biography

Patti Kim

Born in Busan, Korea, Patti Kim immigrated to the United States on Christmas, 1974. Convinced at the age of five that she was a writer, she scribbled gibberish all over the pages of her mother’s Korean-English dictionary and got in big trouble for it. But that didn’t stop her from writing. The author of A CAB CALLED RELIABLE, HERE I AM, and I'M OK, Patti lives in University Park, Maryland, with her husband, two daughters and a ferocious terrier.

Patti Kim

Books by Patti Kim

by Patti Kim - Children's, Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Youth Fiction

With his father gone and his mother working three jobs, Ok Lee knows it’s his responsibility to help pay the bills. If only he could win the cash prize at the school talent contest! But he can’t sing or dance, so he tries the next best thing: a hair braiding business. It’s too bad the girls at school can’t pay him much, and he’s being befriended against his will by Mickey McDonald, an unusual girl with a larger-than-life personality. But when the pushy deacon at their Korean church starts wooing Ok’s mom, it’s the last straw. Ok has to come up with an exit strategy --- fast.