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Enter the Forbidden City of the Dragon Empress, travel the American West with Sacajawea, and make turnip cakes with Goldy Luck! You can also find out more about me, check out articles I’ve written, watch videos of my plays, and see what I’m up to next. Email me

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    A 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection
    One Chinese New Year, Goldy Luck’s mother asks her to take a plate of turnip cakes to the neighbors. The Chans aren’t home, but that doesn’t stop Goldy. She tries out their rice porridge, their chairs, and their beds—with disastrous results. What an unlucky way to start the year!

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    One minute she was picking berries and the next her tribe was under attack. Running for her life, Sacajawea was scooped up and taken far away from her village and family—and into history. From her mountain home to the banks of the Missouri River, over the majestic Rockies to the pounding waves of the Pacific, Sacajawea would travel farther than any American woman of her time.

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  • Cixi book cover


    The last empress of China, Cixi, fought ruthlessly to isolate her country from the West, while cloistered inside her lavish Forbidden City ignoring the needs of her people. But was the Dragon Empress evil or just out of touch?

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  • Otto's Rainy Day cover


    Otto likes rainy days. He likes splashing through puddles and catching raindrops on his tongue. But Mom is busy with paperwork, and Otto is stuck inside. He’ll just have to find something else to do…

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  • Natasha Yim is represented by literary agent Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary Agency

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