Cindy’s book club in Brentwood, Tennessee invites Sang to discuss “Grace Notes.”

Cindy Retoske's Book club in Brentwood, Tennessee. Carol, a member of the book club brought Sang a box of Whitman Sampler. (Chapter 6) It nearly brought tears to Sang's eyes.

Korea Academy for Educators in Los Angeles invites Sang to speak at the annual seminar on August 5, 2011

Helie Lee, a best selling author introduces Sang

PEO, Philanthropic Educational Organization invites Sang to provide a presentation on Grace Notes

Trojan Guild of Orange County invites Sang to speak at USC O.C. center in Irvine, CA

On January 20, 2011, Sang presented her memoir, “Grace Notes” to 50 fellow Orange County alumnae.  She had a wonderful time reconnecting with them.  In the spirit of Troy, Fight On!

Sang at the Trojan Guild

Sang speaks at the Women’s Christmas Celebration, “ORCHESTRATED” at Beachcities Community Church in Huntington Beach, California on December 3rd and 4th, 2010

Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania invites Sang for Book reading/signing

World Cultures at Messiah College

Sang presented her memoir, Grace Notes, at Aughinbaugh Art Gallery at Messiah College on November 12  2010, during International Education Week.  She discussed particular aspects of Korean culture and history. The author also read excerpts from her book.

Sang speaks at KAFE, Korea Academy for Educators, Seminar on August 5, 2010 at Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles

Mary Connor, President and Program Director introduces Sang Bukaty

From the beginning to the end, Sang-Eun Lee Bukaty’s compassion, love and grace had me tear up quietly…. By Dr. Yun-Sook Hong, retired professor University of Pennsylvania, University of California Berkeley, Han-Yang University in Seoul

I found myself savoring each word, counting pages, afraid the story would end. Ms. Bukaty sets out the chapters in chronological order but each chapter as a separately standing piece.  She chronicles her life’s journey through distinct episodes.  The author allows the reader to feel with her through the dialogue and the gripping description of her emotions.

For someone who shared the same campus, (I went to Ewha Girl’s High School) Sang Bukaty’s honest and detailed description, particularly her incredibly vivid memory as a 5-year old child was so engaging, at times I felt as if I was reading my story.

A reader can only come away feeling the genuine love the author has toward her family and friends, as well as respect toward her past teachers.

(This review was translated into English from Korean)

The Irvine Korean Parents Association and the Irvine Schools Foundation invites Sang Bukaty

On March 30th, 2010, Sang spoke to a group of K-12 teachers as part of the Program to Advance Cultural Education at Yale Conference Center in Irvine, California.

Sang, reading an excerpt from a chapter about living as refugees during Korean War

46th Annual Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week, 2010

On March 18th, 2010, Molly and Pete Chapman of Costa Mesa opened their lovely home in Mesa Verde, where Sang shared her story  for OCCOW- Linda Sparks moderated the evening and Terry, Sang’s daughter was one of the co-hostesses.

Hostess Molly Chapman, standing

Co-hostesses, Victoria Freshwater and Karen Connor

with Terry, Sang’s daughter

Moderator, Linda Sparks from Beachcities community church