Paula Yoo

About The Teacher

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Paula Yoo is a children’s book author and TV writer/producer. Her latest YA non-fiction book about Vincent Chin, whose brutal beating death by two white autoworkers in 1982 Detroit galvanized the Asian American civil rights movement, will be published by Norton Young Readers in 2020. She also has a chapter book series debuting in 2020 from Lee & Low Books called "Tattletale!" about a reformed 2nd-grade-tattletale-turned-reporter. Her other books include the YA novel Good Enough (HarperCollins 2008) and the IRA Notable picture book biographies Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story (Lee & Low 2005), Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story (Lee & Low 2009) and Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank (Lee & Low 2014). She has also written early readers for Lee & Low's "Dive Into Reading" series featuring "The Confetti Kids." Paula's TV credits include NBC's "The West Wing," The CW's "Supergirl," and Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists." When she's not writing, Paula likes to play her violin and hang out with her three cats and husband in Los Angeles.


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