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"Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future." -BOOKLIST , starred review, on Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she's ready to write a Classic. This one promises to have everything: Romance, Adventure, and plenty of Drama -- like Cilla's struggles to "be more Chinese," be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva's wedding, and learn how to share her best friend.

In Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic, author Susan Tan seamlessly weaves experiences as a Chinese American with universal stories about being a big sister, making friends, and overcoming fears. Cilla Lee-Jenkins will bulldoze her way into your heart in this winning middle grade novel about family, friendship, and finding your voice.



About the Author

Susan Tan

Susan Tan has worked with children's books since the age of 14, when she had her first job working in the children's room of the Concord Public Library. She went on to study children's literature while at Williams College, and got her PhD from the University of Cambridge in children's and Young Adult literature. While in graduate school, she began to write a children's book of her own which became her debut novel - Cilla Lee-Jenkins, Future Author Extraordinaire. Cilla is based on Susan's own experiences growing up in a mixed-race family. A second book in the Cilla series, titled Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book is A Classic is scheduled for release in 2018. Susan was the 2015 Gish Jen Emerging Writers Fellow at the Writers' Room of Boston, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

You can follow her on Twitter (@susansmtan) , or write her a message through her website: www.susantanbooks.com



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