Children’s Book World & TeachAAPI present award-winning authors Grace Lin & Lisa Yee in a very special virtual conversation with these beloved authors talking about food, family, favorite memories, and about growing up Chinese in America, two similar and very different experiences that you don’t have to be Chinese American to appreciate. Writers tell great stories, so sit back and enjoy this nostalgic telling of two very American tales.
This talk has been pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time below.
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Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace's newest book, Chinese Menu, delivers a groundbreaking, lushly illustrated, and beautifully written full-color book that explores the whimsical myths and stories behind your favorite American Chinese food. Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.
Lisa Yee is a Newbery Honoree and National Book Award finalist for Maizy Chen's Last Chance. She is also the author of over 21 books for young people, including the groundbreaking Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time; and the DC Super Hero Girls novel series. Lisa is a frequent contributor to NPR's Books We Love. A third-generation Chinese American, Lisa says, "I wrote Maizy Chen's Last Chance as a tribute to my grandparents and to all the immigrants who made the journey to America." Lisa divides her time between Western Massachusetts and Los Angeles.
TeachAAPI is a group of LA-based parents who are building a community to foster awareness and education for AAPI-related cultural and racial issues within our schools.