About Kelly Yang
Kelly Yang is the award–winning author of children’s fiction, young adult fiction, and young adult romance. Front Desk won the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature and the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud choice, and has earned numerous other honors, including being named a best book of the year by Amazon, the Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and NPR. She immigrated to America when she was six years old and grew up in Southern California, where she overcame poverty to go to college at the age of thirteen and law school at the age of seventeen. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. After law school, she gave up law to pursue her passion of writing and teaching children writing. She is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, a leading writing and debating program for kids in Asia. As a writing teacher for thirteen years, she helped thousands of children find their voice and become better writers and more powerful speakers. She is the Honorary Chair of the American Library Association for National Library Week. Learn more at KellyYang.com.