Friday, July 17, 2009
Good Enough is Good Enough (or even better)
My greatest cheerleader (after my wife and mom) has been by amazingly multi-talented friend Paula Yoo (novelist, screenwriter, picture book writer, rock violinist -- I know, it's sickening, she makes us all look like slackers). Anyway, I have been horribly remiss in not mentioning the fact that her hilarious and moving debut novel GOOD ENOUGH recently won an Honorable Mention Award in the Youth Literature category for the fourth annual Asian Pacific American Librarians Association at the ALA convention. And she has a gorgeous brand new non-fiction picture book Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story about the first Chinese American movie star, Anna May Wong and her underdog struggle and triumph.