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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:

  • The Paper Kingdom featured on Good Morning America for AAPI Heritage Month. Click here.
  • Tiny Love Stories for the New York Times. Click here.
  • Author Chat with the Los Angeles Public Library. Click here.
  • 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.
  • NPR’s Best Books of 2020 + Staff Pick. Click here.
  • 30 Best Children’s Books of 2020 by Parents Magazine. Click here.
  • ABC TV story. Click here.

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY HELENA:

  1. Tiny Love Stories for the New York Times. September 8, 2020. Click here.
  2. Op-ed article for the Los Angeles Times. February 28, 2020. Click here.
  3. “Too Bad You Were Born a Girl” – Salon.com (Editor’s Pick). February 17, 2020. Click here.
  4.  “Writing About Your Past” – Author Spotlight on TwoWritingTeachers.org. Click here.
  5. Article for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators) about seven things I learned as a debut author. May 8, 2019. Click here.
  6. Blog post featured on BecomingMinimalist.com. September 2018. Click here.
  7.  “Finding Magic and Wonder Around You” – Spring into Writing Event. Click here.
  8. 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. Author Chat with the Los Angeles Public Library. Click here.
  3. ABC TV interview. Click here.
  4. Audio interview on The Children’s Book Podcast. Click here.
  5. Podcast interview with Remodel Your Life. Click here.
  6. Audio interview on Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Click here.
  7. Facebook Live event with Adventure Theatre, Maryland. Click here.
  8. Short audio recording on TeachingBooks. Click here.
  9. Audio + video interviews on Picturebooking.com. (The video is great for kids ages 6 and under — it features paper dolls!). Click here.
  10. Audio interview on Dear Asian Americans. Click here.
  11. Audio interview on Language During Mealtime. Click here.
  12. Interview on YA Books Central. Click here.
  13. Interview on Kid Lit Love. Click here.
  14. Featured on AngryAsianMan.com. Click here.
  15. Q&A for National Picture Book Writing Week. Click here.

NEWS (most recent listed first):

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

NEWS (in non-English 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.