Linda Sue Park Author Signing March 10

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Come join Best of Books in welcoming author Linda Sue Park as she signs her new book, Prarie Lotus, as well as her others! She will be here Tuesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


The event is FREE to the public, but to get books signed, her new book must be purchased.


In this compelling, emotionally engaging novel set in 1880, a half-Chinese girl and her white father try to make a home in Dakota Territory, in the face of racism and resistance to change.Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multi-layered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend.


Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America's heartland, in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople's almost unanimous prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story. Narrated by Hanna, the novel has poignant moments yet sparkles with humor, introducing a captivating heroine whose wry, observant voice will resonate with readers. Afterword.


Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960. She received a B.A. in English from Stanford University. After graduating, she worked as a public-relations writer for a major oil company for two years. She obtained advanced degrees in literature from Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland and from the University of London. Before becoming a full-time author, she held numerous jobs including working for an advertising agency, teaching English as a second language to college students, and working as a food journalist. Her first book, Seesaw Girl, was published in 1999. Her other books include The Kite Fighters, Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems), and A Single Shard, which won the 2002 Newbery Medal. She also wrote Storm Warning, which is the ninth book in the 39 Clues series. Her title A Long Walk to Water made the New York Times bestseller list.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
Prairie Lotus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328781505
Availability: Coming SOON! Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328781338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 3rd, 2019

Gondra's Treasure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544546691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - April 2nd, 2019

A Single Shard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547534268
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - January 10th, 2011