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Sylvia Liu
Sylvia Liu

Sylvia Liu is a middle grade and picture book author inspired by oceans, cephalopods, and kraken. She writes books about shy girls who find their voices (Manatee’s Best Friend) and clever girls who fight high tech conspiracies (Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation). Her picture book, A Morning with Grandpaillustrated by Christina Forshay, won the Lee & Low New Voices Award. Sylvia is the co-founder of the author resource website, Kidlit411, named by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers three years in a row.

Sylvia grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, spent a decade as an environmental attorney protecting oceans, and lives in Virginia with her husband, daughters, and a floofy cat. Find out more at her website, or follow her on Twitter @artsylliu. She is represented by Jennifer March Soloway (Andrea Brown Literary Agency).

Book Title(s):

Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation (Razorbill/PRH, 2022)

Manatee’s Best Friend (Scholastic, 2021)

A Morning with Grandpa (Lee & Low Books 2016)

Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (Lerner Books, 2019, contributor)

Chinese American
Age Categories:
Middle Grade, Picture Book
Contemporary, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

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