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Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of two other YA novels: Necessary Roughness and Saying Goodbye, the sequel to Finding my Voice, as well as the middle grade novels If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun and Night of the Chupacabras. Her books have won a number of awards, including Friends of American Writers, New York Public Library’s Best Books for the Teen Age, and NCTE’s Children’s Choice. She has been a judge for the National Book Awards, a Fulbright Fellow, and was one of the first Korean American journalists allowed into North Korea.

Book Title(s):

Finding My Voice (1992, HarperCollins) (2020, Soho Press)

If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun (1993)

Saying Goodbye (1994)

Necessary Roughness (1996)

F is for Fabuloso (1999)

Somebody’s Daughter (2005)

The Evening Hero (2021, Simon & Schuster)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

recipient of the MacColl Johnson literature fellowship and 2010 Fiction Fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She was also a YaddoMacDowell Colony, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) fellow, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellow

Age Categories:
Young Adult

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