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Articles, Interviews & News

Most Popular (start here):

  • NPR interview about The Paper Kingdom. For the full article + audio recording, click here. For the radio segment only, click on the play button below:

  • Op-ed article for the Los Angeles Times. Click here.
  • “Too Bad You Were Born a Girl” – Salon.com (Editor’s Pick). Click here.
  •  The Paper Kingdom noted in Entertainment Weekly. Click here.
  • ABC TV story. Click here.

Articles written by Helena:

  1. Op-ed article for the Los Angeles Times. February 28, 2020. Click here.
  2. “Too Bad You Were Born a Girl” – Salon.com (Editor’s Pick). February 17, 2020. Click here.
  3.  “Writing About Your Past” – Author Spotlight on TwoWritingTeachers.org. Click here.
  4. Article for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators) about seven things I learned as a debut author. May 8, 2019. Click here.
  5. Blog post featured on BecomingMinimalist.com. September 2018. Click here.
  6.  “Finding Magic and Wonder Around You” – Spring into Writing Event. Click here.
  7. Article for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) about joining their pro track at the annual conference. August 9, 2017. Click here.

Interviews:

  1. NPR interview about The Paper Kingdom. Click here.
  2. ABC TV interview. Click here.
  3. Audio interview on The Children’s Book Podcast. Click here.
  4. Audio interview on Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Click here.
  5. Facebook Live event with Adventure Theatre, Maryland. Click here.
  6. Short audio recording on TeachingBooks. Click here.
  7. Audio + video interviews on Picturebooking.com. (The video is great for kids ages 6 and under — it features paper dolls!). Click here.
  8. Audio interview on Dear Asian Americans. Click here.
  9. Audio interview on Language During Mealtime. Click here.
  10. Interview on YA Books Central. Click here.
  11. Interview on Kid Lit Love. Click here.
  12. Featured on AngryAsianMan.com. Click here.
  13. Q&A for National Picture Book Writing Week. Click here.

News (most recent listed first):

  1. BookPage’s 27 Asian and Pacific American Authors to Read this May. May 13, 2020. Click here.
  2.  The Paper Kingdom noted in Entertainment Weekly. Click here.
  3. Starred review of The Paper Kingdom by Shelf Awareness. February 21, 2020. Click here.
  4. Indie Next list by the American Booksellers Association. February 12, 2020. Click here.
  5. BookPage’s 2020 Preview: Most Anticipated Children’s Books. January 21, 2020. Click here.
  6. Imagination Soup’s 45 Favorite #OwnVoices Picture Books. January 2020. Click here.
  7. Starred review of The Paper Kingdom in Booklist. December 1, 2019. Click here.
  8. Starred review of The Paper Kingdom in Kirkus. November 5, 2019. Click here.
  9. Review of The Paper Kingdom in Publisher’s Weekly. October 30, 2019. Click here.
  10. Deal announcement for Sora’s Seashells in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to a little more than halfway down the page). February 11, 2019. Click here.
  11. Starred review of The Turtle Ship in School Library Journal. June 14, 2018. Click here.
  12. Review of The Turtle Ship in Publisher’s Weekly. May 9, 2018. Click here.
  13. Deal announcement for The Paper Kingdom in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to a little more than halfway down the page). September 11, 2017. Click here.
  14. Deal announcement for The Turtle Ship in Publisher’s Weekly (scroll to halfway down the page). January 10, 2017. Click here.

News in other languages:

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