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Author Carol Antoinette Peacock

Dr. Carol Antoinette Peacock earned her BA from Cornell University, her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Boston College. She is a psychologist with a specialty in family and adoption issues. Besides Mommy Far, Mommy Near she has written Hand Me Down Dreams (Schocken, 1998), which described her intensive work with adolescent girls from welfare families. Her book describes how these young women were able to break the generational cycle of poverty Dr. Peacock also co-authored Sugar Was My Best Food: Diabetes and Me (Whitman, 1998) a psychological book helping children first diagnosed with diabetes. Click here to Read More


Author Ching Yeung Russell

Author Ching Yeung Russell has a lot in common with Ying, the young narrator of Moon Festival, a picture book set in southern China of the late 1940s. Moon Festival details the colorful ancient customs associated with the mid-autumn festival, which celebrates the reunion of family .Click Here to Read More


Author Janet S. Wong

Her first book, Good Luck Gold and Other Poems, is a collection of forty-two poems that reflect her experience growing up as a multicultural Asian-American child. Her second book, A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems, is a collection of poems and prose pieces divided into 3 sections: Korean poems, Chinese poems and American poems. Click Here to Read More


Author Laurence Yep

Laurence Yep was born in 1948 and has been writing since he was 18 years old. His first short story, published by a science fiction magazine, earned him a penny a word. Today, he's known as the premier Asian American writer, and his books have earned many awards, including two Newbery Honors: Dragonwings in 1976 and Dragon's Gate in 1994. The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale is Laurence Yep's newest picture book illustrated by Kam Mak. It is another example of his wonderful way of retelling Chinese folklore in a new and exciting manner, and is an extension of his exploration of the "common human thread" that exists among all the various cultures in the United States. Click Here to Read More

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