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National Book Festival

In 2010 Grace Lin won a Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon,” an Asian-inspired fantasy that some people compare to “The Wizard of Oz.” Many of Lin’s books feature members of her family. “My mother and I were star characters in my first book,” says Lin. That book was “The Ugly Vegetables.” In addition to writing her books, Lin also illustrates them. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her new book is “Ling & Ting Share a Birthday” (Little, Brown).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Grace Lin

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