MOST POPULAR (start here):

Listen to the 6-minute radio segment of the NPR interview about The Paper Kingdom with artist Pascal Campion:

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY HELENA:

  1. Article for Salon.com – “Making Sense of a Senseless World: How Children’s Books Can Mitigate the Horror Around Us.” June 14, 2022.
  2. Article for the School Library Journal (Teen Librarian Toolbox) – “The Transformative Power of Imagination.” June 14, 2022.
  3. Op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times – “For My Korean-Black Family, the Aftermath of the L.A. Riots Cut Deep.” April 29, 2022.
  4. Tiny Love Stories for the New York Times. September 8, 2020.
  5. Op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times. February 28, 2020.
  6. “Too Bad You Were Born a Girl” – Salon.com (Editor’s Pick). February 17, 2020.
  7.  “Writing About Your Past” – Author Spotlight on TwoWritingTeachers.org.
  8. Article for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators) – “Seven Things I Learned After Publishing My First Book.” May 8, 2019.
  9. Blog post featured on BecomingMinimalist.com. “How Decluttering Led to Realizing a Lifelong Dream.” September 2018.
  10.  “Finding Magic and Wonder Around You” – Spring into Writing Event.
  11. Article for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators). “Attending the Pro Track for the First Time.” August 9, 2017.

INTERVIEWS & APPEARANCES:

  1. Author Chat with the Los Angeles Public Library about Rosa’s Song.
  2. NPR interview about The Paper Kingdom with artist Pascal Campion.
  3. Author Chat with the San Francisco Public Library & Litquake/Kidquake.
  4. ABC TV interview.
  5. Interview on NBC re L.A. Times op-ed piece about the L.A. Riots.
  6. AAPI Heritage Month All Star Author Talk with Lisa Yee, Kelly Yang, Dan Santat – hosted by Children’s Book World L.A. & TeachAAPI.org.
  7. Audio interview on The Children’s Book Podcast.
  8. Interview with Remodel Your Life Podcast.
  9. Audio interview about Rosa’s Song on Reading with Your Kids Podcast and The Paper Kingdom on Reading With Your Kids Podcast.
  10. Author Chat re: The Paper Kingdom with the Los Angeles Public Library.
  11. Facebook Live event with Adventure Theatre, Maryland.
  12. Short audio recording on TeachingBooks.
  13. Audio + video interviews on Picturebooking.com. (The video is great for kids ages 6 and under — it features paper dolls!).
  14. Interview with other authors for Your Life Yoda.
  15. Audio interview on Dear Asian Americans.
  16. Audio interview on Language During Mealtime.
  17. Interview on YA Books Central.
  18. Interview on Kid Lit Love.
  19. Featured on Angry Asian Man.
  20. Q&A for National Picture Book Writing Week.

NEWS (most recent listed first):

  1. Review of Rosa’s Song in Shelf Awareness. June 24, 2022.
  2. Starred review of Rosa’s Song by Booklist. May 15, 2022.
  3. The Paper Kingdom on Good Morning America for AAPI Heritage Month. May 2021.
  4. The Paper Kingdom on NPR’s Books We Love + Staff Pick. December 2020.
  5. The Paper Kingdom on Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020.
  6. The Paper Kingdom on the list of 30 Best Children’s Books by Parents Magazine. November 9, 2020.
  7. The Paper Kingdom on Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2020 (scroll).
  8. The Paper Kingdom on BookPage’s Best Books of 2020.
  9. The Paper Kingdom on the Best Books for Young Readers for 2020 by UPenn’s Graduate School of Education.
  10. The Paper Kingdom on Linda Sue Park’s Kibooka.
  11. Deal Announcement for Rosa’s Song in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to halfway down the page). July 28, 2020.
  12. BookPage 27 Asian and Pacific American Authors to Read this May. May 13, 2020.
  13.  The Paper Kingdom noted in Entertainment Weekly.
  14. Starred review of The Paper Kingdom by Shelf Awareness. February 21, 2020.
  15. Indie Next list by the American Booksellers Association. February 12, 2020.
  16. BookPage’s Most Anticipated Children’s Books. January 21, 2020.
  17. Imagination Soup 45 Favorite #OwnVoices Picture Books. January 2020.
  18. Starred review of The Paper Kingdom in Booklist. December 1, 2019.
  19. Starred review of The Paper Kingdom in Kirkus. November 5, 2019.
  20. Review of The Paper Kingdom in Publisher’s Weekly. October 30, 2019.
  21. Deal announcement for Sora’s Seashells in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to a little more than halfway down the page). February 11, 2019.
  22. Starred review of The Turtle Ship in School Library Journal. June 14, 2018.
  23. Review of The Turtle Ship in Publisher’s Weekly. May 9, 2018.
  24. Deal announcement for The Paper Kingdom in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to a little more than halfway down the page). September 11, 2017.
  25. Deal announcement for The Turtle Ship in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to halfway down the page). January 10, 2017.

NEWS (in non-English languages):

  1. Coverage of The Paper Kingdom in the Korea Times (in Korean) and here.
  2. Coverage of The Turtle Ship in the Korea Times (in Korean).
  3. Coverage of The Turtle Ship in the Korea Daily (in Korean).