Grace Lin

Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of A Big Mooncake for Little Star, a gorgeous Caldecott Honor-winning picture book for young readers. Grace is also the author of When the Sea Turned to Silver, 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! Her newest book A Big Bed for Little Snow is due to be released in October 2019.

As an advocate for diverse children’s books Grace hosts two podcasts, Book Friends Forever and Kidlit Women*. In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where she was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Along with Meg Medina and Linda Sue Park, Grace serves on the Advisory Board for We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry.

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