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The Name Jar

A Story of Identity & Belonging

Ages 5-8
19 minutes
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Content Summary

From acclaimed creator Yangsook Choi comes the bestselling classic about finding the courage to be yourself and being proud of your background.

Explore the touching story of "The Name Jar," a profound and heartwarming tale about a young girl named Unhei who moves from Korea to America. Anxious about starting school and having her classmates pronounce her name, she contemplates adopting an American name. But through the kindness and curiosity of her new friends, Unhei embarks on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance that celebrates her unique identity.


  1. Introduction (0:10)
  2. Dedication (0:06)
  3. The Name Jar (18:02)
  4. Credits (0:33)

Learning Topics

  • Cultural Diversity & Identity
  • Acceptance & Inclusion
  • Building Friendships
  • Understanding & Empathy
  • Self-confidence

Credits & Copyright

© 2001 by Yangsook Choi. ℗2022 Penguin Random House LLC.

About Tokens

Tokens are collectable magnetic tiles that delight kids with songs, stories, and learning content when tapped on The Storypod ✨

Storypod Tokens are tested and appropriate for children 18 months and older. However, adult supervision is advised for all children under 3 years of age.