About the Author:

Marie G. Lee

Marie G. Lee is a second-generation Korean American who was born and raised in Minnesota.
Marie G. Lee was born on April 25, 1964 in Hibbing, Minnesota. She is the daughter of William and Grace Lee, who immigrated to the United States in 1953. As a Founder of the Asian American Writers Workshop, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, and several anthologies.
Her books include Finding My Voice, the story of Ellen Sung's senior year as the only Asian in a small Minnesota high school, Saying Goodbye, a sequel to Finding My Voice is the story of Ellen Sung's continued search for her Korean American identity at Harvard,

Necessary Roughness, the story of a Korean American boy who wants to play football, and If It Hadn't Been for Yoon Jun, the story of a Korean American adoptee, Alice Larsen, who confronts her Korean identity when she meets Yoon Jun, a Korean immigrant who is her fellow student at school. If It Hadn't Been forYoon Jun is a finalist for the Maud Hart Lovelace award.
Marie's latest book is Night of the Chupacabras - a funny slightly scary mystery about Mexican Vampires!

Marie draws on her experiences growing up as a Korean American. She is a graduate of Brown University, and a lecturer at Yale. She enjoys children and is a great role model for all kids. Her books are particularly relevant for Asian American children growing up in America today.

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