BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20220510T000000Z DTEND:20220510T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Kelly Yang\, Helena Ku Rhee and Dan Santat will share their tho ughts on how writing during the pandemic shaped their stories.\n\nRegister to access recording: <a href=" onth-all-star-author-talk/"> -all-star-author-talk/</a>\n\n<strong><a href="" target="_blank">Kelly Yang</a></strong> is the #1 New York Times bestsel ling author of NEW FROM HERE\, the FRONT DESK series\, including FRONT DES K\, THREE KEYS\, and ROOM TO DREAM\, YES WE WILL\, and young adult novels PARACHUTES and PRIVATE LABEL. FRONT DESK is Kelly’s award-winning middle grade debut novel about a 10 year old Chinese American immigrant girl who manages the front desk of a motel while her parents clean the rooms. FRON T DESK was awarded the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature\, the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal\, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud\, and wa s named an Amazon Best Book of the Year\, a Washington Post Best Book of t he Year\, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year\, a School Library Journal Best B ook of the Year\, a NPR Best Book of the Year\, and a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year.\n\n<strong><a href=" boutme" target="_blank">Dan Santat</a></strong> is a #1 New York Times Be st Selling Author author/illustrator of over one hundred titles which incl ude “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” which won the p restigious Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015. Other titles include\, Are We There Yet? and After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)  He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit\, The Replacements. Dan liv es in Southern California with his wife\, two kids\, and various pets.\n\n <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Helen a Ku Rhee</a> </strong>is a writer of books for kids and the young at hea rt. Her latest children’s book\, <a href=" rosas-song/">ROSA’S SONG</a>\, will be released on June 14\, 2022 by Pen guin Random House. She is also the author of <a href="http://helenakrhee. com/books/the-paper-kingdom/">THE PAPER KINGDOM</a>(Penguin Random House 2 020)\, which was a #1 Indie Bestseller and included on many year-end Best Books lists\, including NPR\, BookPage\, Kirkus\, Parents Magazine\, the L os Angeles Public Library\, and Amazon\, among others. Her other books inc lude <a href="">THE TURTLE S HIP</a> (Lee &amp\; Low 2018) and <a href=" soras-seashells/">SORA’S SEASHELLS</a> (Candlewick Press\, forthcoming 2023). Her writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times\, The New Yo rk Times and Salon. DTSTAMP:20240521T085517Z SUMMARY:Virtual Author's Panel URL:/en/events/2022/05/10/virtual-authors-panel/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR