Susan Tan, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

Cilla Lee-Jenkins is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined for literary greatness.

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins is on a tight deadline. Her baby sister is about to be born, and Cilla needs to become a bestselling author before her family forgets all about her. So she writes about what she knows best: herself. Stories from her bestselling memoir, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire, include:

- How she dealt with being bald until she was five
- How she overcame her struggles with reading
- How family traditions with her Grandma and Grandpa Jenkins and her Chinese grandparents, Nai Nai and Ye Ye, are so different

Debut author Susan Tan has written a novel bursting with love and humor, as told through a bright, irresistible biracial protagonist who will win your heart and make you laugh.

Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, and, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, was bald until the age of five. She earned degrees from Williams College and the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire Cover Image
By Susan Tan, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626725515
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 28th, 2017

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