BookSmitten

7: Interview with Author Paula Yoo

Episode Summary

Patrick and Jack speak with award-winning children’s book author, screenwriter, and musician Paula Yoo (Heather and Kelly are on Spring Break this week). They discuss Paula’s new book about the murder of Vincent Chin and its impact on Asian American activism, as well as her early writing influences, career in journalism and screenwriting, and lifelong passion for music.

Episode Notes

Mentioned in this episode:
Author Paula Yoo:
Website
Instagram
Youtube
IMDB
Paula’s Books:
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement
Good Enough
Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story
Atlanta Spa Shootings
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Lee & Low New Voices Award: Paula was the 2003 Winner
American Citizens for Justice
Megan Thee Stallion’s Donation to Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Southeast Symphony
Nathan Cole’s Violympics
Olympic Boulevard: Paula’s new television pilot
@OreoTheCatYoo: Follow Paula’s cat on Twitter

Our Books for Children and Young Adults:
Flying Lessons & Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh- Kelly’s short story in this middle grade anthology is “The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn.”
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist
The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist; Illustrated by Darnell Johnson
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott
American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
The Griffins of Castle Cary by Heather Shumaker

Find us online:
Kelly J. Baptist: kellyiswrite.com
Jack Cheng: jackcheng.com
Patrick Flores-Scott: patrickfloresscott.com
Heather Shumaker: heathershumaker.com

Email us hello@booksmitten.us

Produced by Josie Schneider and Corey Schneider
Music by Duck Duck Chicken