TITLE: Linda Sue Park
SPEAKER: Linda Sue Park
EVENT DATE: 10/12/2002
RUNNING TIME: 19 minutes
Speaker Biography: Linda Park, the daughter of Korean immigrants, has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old. After earning degrees from universities in California and in Great Britain, she worked as a food journalist and taught English as a Second Language until she realized that what she really wanted to do was write books for children. Her third book, "A Single Shard," won the 2002 Newbery Medal and her latest book is "When My Name Was Keoko." Park lives in Rochester, N.Y.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2002