My Name is Zedonk
Story & Illustrations by Jia Han; Translated by Jason U. Kim
In the 2010 Census, almost 10 million Americans identified as multiracial. As our population grows, more and more families will be made up of people who may not look just like one another.
My Name is Zedonk is a charming children’s book celebrating diverse and multiracial families—or just a little story about a zedonk, read into it what you wish. Originally published in Korea, the story is for ages 3 to 8 and illustrated with full color, mixed media drawings that will resonate across ages, races, and genders. This story captures love, acceptance, and the mystery and magic of family.
“My mama is a donkey,
my papa is a zebra,
and I am a zedonk.
Each of us is a bit different and
we are all happy together.”
Jia Han studied Visual Design at Sookmyung University in Korea. She also has an MA from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England. She lives in Korea.