Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh has been called a force of nature, and it’s true - the woman can get things done. But she’s also a fierce friend and loving mom, whose nearly decade-long quest to publication with debut novel PROPHECY was started because she couldn’t find books that reflected her story, or the Korean history she found so fascinating. Ellen can be serious, sure (I mean, she was a lawyer), but her laugh is infectious and she’s a laser-focused ball of energy when it comes to talking about history, how her kids are her toughest critique partners, and of course, spearheading the We Need Diverse Books campaign. Her next book, KING - the final book in the Dragon King Chronicles - is due out in December 2014 from Harper Teen!

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Ellen Oh Show Notes

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Study showing that teens read for 4 minutes on weekends

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Ellen’s blog post on Angry Asian Man

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks panel: audio and transcript