Linda Sue Park Quotes.

1. "[W]hat people truly desire is access to the knowledge and information that ultimately lead to a better life--the collected wisdom of the ages found only in one place: a well-stocked library. To the teachers and librarians and everyone on the frontlines of bringing literature to young people: I know you have days when your work seems humdrum, or unappreciated, or embattled, and I hope on those days you will take a few moments to reflect with pride on the importance of the work you do. For it is indeed of enormous importance--the job of safeguarding and sharing the world's wisdom. All of you are engaged in the vital task of providing the next generation with the tools they will need to save the world. The ability to read and access information isn't just a power--it's a superpower. Which means that you aren't just heroes--you're superheroes. I believe that with all my heart."
- Quote by Linda Sue Park

2. "I have chosen the way of my death, which is something few of us are privileged to do."
- Quote by Linda Sue Park

3. "Marial and Uncle were no longer by his side, and they never would be again, but Salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive, to finish the trip and reach the Itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey."
- Quote by Linda Sue Park

4. "We can't, little cricket. It is against the law to fly this flag - even to put up a picture of it. Korea is part of the Japanese Empire now. But someday this will be our own country once more. Your own country."
- Quote by Linda Sue Park

5. "One step at a time... one day at a time. Just today-just this day to get through... Salva told himself this every day. He told the boys in the group, too. And one day at a time, the group made it's way to Kenya. More than twelve hundred boys arrived safely. It took them a year and a half."
- Quote by Linda Sue Park

6. "The boy was still looking at him. "Your family?" he asked. Salva shook his head. "Me, too, " the boy said. He sighed, and Salva heard that sigh all the way to his heart."
- Quote by Linda Sue Park

7. "A mistake made with good in your heart is still a mistake, but it is one for which you must forgive yourself."
- Linda Sue Park, When My Name Was Keoko

8. "How could an alphabet—letters that didn't even mean anything by themselves—be important? But it was important. Our stories, our names, our alphabet. Even Uncle's newspaper. It was all about words. If words weren't important, they wouldn't try so hard to take them away."
- Linda Sue Park, When My Name Was Keoko

9. "You burn the paper, but not the words. You silence the words, but not the thoughts. You kill the thoughts only if you kill the man. And you will find that his thoughts rise again in the minds of others - twice as strong as before."
- Linda Sue Park, When My Name Was Keoko

10. "I always thought it was a shame . . . that we didn’t keep those things safe somehow."
- Linda Sue Park, When My Name Was Keoko

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