Authors Jenny Han, Justina Chen Headley, Grace Lin and David Yoo read from their novels and talk about writing children’s and young adult fiction, subverting stereotypes and creating Asian American characters that reflect reality in literature for youth. This event is $5 at the door and free for Workshop members. Co-sponsored with the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families.
Jenny Han was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an MFA in writing for children at New School University. She lives in New York City. Shug (Simon & Schuster) is her first novel.
Justina Chen Headley is the author of the young adult novelNothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) (Little, Brown) and a picture book, The Patch (Charlesbridge). After graduating from Stanford University, Justina worked as a marketing executive at Microsoft. She lives near Seattle, Washington.
Grace Lin is the award-winning author of over a dozen children’s books, including The Ugly Vegetables(Charlesbridge), Dim Sum for Everyone! (Knopf), andRobert’s Snow (Viking). A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she most recently published her first children’s novel The Year of the Dog (Little, Brown). She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
David Yoo is a graduate from Skidmore College with an MA from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He lives in Massachusetts. Girls for Breakfast is his first novel.