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Wendy Shang
Wendy Shang

Wendy writes about different aspects of the Chinese American experience with humor, heart and a sense of history. She is the author of multiple middle grade books, including The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, winner of the Asian Pacific American Librarian Association Children’s Literature Award.  She is also the author of the picture book, The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round, and adapted the Netflix original, Over the Moon, into a novel. Wendy also works on race and justice issues for the Pretrial Justice Institute. She lives with her family in Falls Church, Virginia.

Book Title(s):

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu (Scholastic, 2011)

The Way Home Looks Now (Scholastic, 2015)

This is Just a Test (Scholastic, 2017)

Not Your All-American Girl (Scholastic, 2020)

Over the Moon Novelization (HarperCollins, 2020)

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round (Scholastic, 2021)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu – Asian Pacific American Librarian’s Association Children’s Literature Award; nine state reading lists

The Way Home Looks Now – Junior Library Guild Selection, Kirkus starred review, BookPage Best of the Year selection

This is Just a Test – Sidney Taylor Honor Book, Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal starred review, finalist for the Children’s History Book Prize from the New York Historical Society

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round – Kirkus starred review

Age Categories:
Middle Grade, Picture Book
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