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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick is The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.

Read our interview with Lisa See on the Queens Library blog!

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility, but also danger. But little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.

Taking place over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, and its aftermath, The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island, and their dramatic history, while telling a classic story of family secrets, women's friendships, and the larger forces that shape them.

Grab a copy today!

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