Grace Lin

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Grace Lin
Occupation Author, Illustrator
Nationality American
Ethnicity Taiwanese
Alma mater Rhode Island School of Design
Notable awards Newbery Honor Book mention (2010)

Grace Lin (born May 17, 1974) is an American children's writer and illustrator.[1]

Lin's parents were Taiwanese immigrants to the United States[2] and Lin grew up in New York. She later graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently resides in Somerville, Massachusetts[1][3] and has a daughter born in May 2012.


Her book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a recipient of a 2010 Newbery Honor Book mention.[4] She also received an Honorable Mention for Year of the Dog in 2007 from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. Year of the Dog was nominated for a 2007-2008 Texas Bluebonnet Award.[5]


Year of the animal books


  1. ^ a b "Grace Lin Press Kit". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
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  3. ^ "interviews | Grace Lin". papertigers. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Newbery Medal Home Page!". Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  5. ^ "tla". Bluebonnet Nominees - Previous Master Lists. Texas Library Association. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 

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