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Meet Ellen Oh

Here's your chance to ask an author about creating books for diverse voices.
Ellen Oh author bio

Ellen Oh will be making a virtual visit to your school to discuss writing and her book Finding Junie Kim.

In the book, twelve-year-old Korean American Junie Kim, has kept quiet about the bullying and racism she encounters at her middle school. When racist graffiti appears on school property, however, Junie must decide between staying silent or speaking out, a decision influenced by learning about her grandparents' experiences during the Korean War.

Ellen Oh has authored numerous middle school novels including Dragon Egg Princess and the Spirit Hunters series. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s literature. 

What would you like to know about Finding Junie Kim or what it's like to write for diverse voices?  Submit your question below. 

Your school will choose from among submitted questions to ask Ellen Oh during her visit.

Submit all questions by May 6, 2022.

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