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Linda Sue Park

An Author Kids Love

Series: Authors Kids Love

By Michelle Parker-Rock

Linda Sue Park wrote poems and stories from the time she was a very young girl. Today she is the award-winning author of such children’s books as A SINGLE SHARD and THE KITE FIGHTERS, many of which draw upon her Korean heritage. In an interview with author Michelle Parker-Rock, Park tells her story, including what inspired her to be a writer and how she works. Park also offers advice for kids who want to be writers themselves. Filled with childhood photographs and personal quotes.

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Reviews

"Linda Sue Park's personal and professional lives intersect in this lively and conversational biography . . . this is a well-organized and inviting look at a popular Newbery author."

Children's Literature

"The page design is busy, but numerous photos, many from the authors' own collections, provide a personal perspective."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2010

"Clearly written, these outstanding biographies provide many interesting details about the subjects' personal lives and include photos that enhance the texts . . . Excellent choices where author biographies are needed."

School Library Journal, November 2009

". . . a well-organized little biography that will appeal to young fans of the author."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2009

". . . a well organized and written look . . ."

Lincoln Public Schools

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