(2001) Soyung Pak, Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung
When Juno’s parents are too busy to read him a letter from his grandmother in Korea, he decides to open the letter himself. He cannot read the Korean words, but there’s more in the envelope than just the letter. Grandmother has sent along a few things–a dried flower and a photograph of herself with her cat. These little things tell Juno a lot: Grandmother has a new cat and she’s planting a flower garden. Now Juno wants to write back–without help from mom and dad–but Grandmother can’t read English. Juno knows just want to do.