Paula Yoo

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

Paula Yoo is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities and Warren Wilson College. Yoo is a former journalist who has worked for the Detroit NewsSeattle Times, and People; a screenwriter whose credits include SupergirlMozart in the Jungle, and The West Wing; and a professional violinist who has played with both classical orchestras and contemporary rock bands. (Photo credit: Jarod Lew)
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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

ISBN 9781324002871 Norton Young Readers / W. W. Norton & Company

America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz. More about this book >

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Paula Yoo

Paula Yoo is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities and Warren Wilson College. Yoo is a former journalist who has worked for the Detroit News, Seattle Times, and People; a screenwriter whose credits include Supergirl, Mozart in the Jungle, and The West Wing; and a professional violinist who has played with both classical orchestras and contemporary rock bands. Her many books for children and young adults include the novel Good Enough, an Asian/Pacific American Award Honor book. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

(Photo credit: Jarod Lew)

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