Author: Falls Church, VA
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Twitter: @WendyShang
Recent Books: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu (ages 8-12)
The Way Home Looks Now (ages 8-12)
Fee: $850 for up to three presentations in the Washington, DC area
$1000 plus expenses for school visits outside the Washington, DC area
Availability: Grades 3 and up
Features: The Editing and Publishing Process
Wendy will take students through the many steps from original draft to published book, including: character development, "big idea" edits, sentence and paragraph-level improvements, copyediting, and advanced reader copies.  Students will come away with the message that writers improve by becoming better re-writers.

Sources of Inspiration
What parts of Wendy's books are true or inspired by real life, and what parts are complete fiction?  Wendy will talk about how to find inspiration, reveal the family stories that spurred her work, and discuss how history can intersect in unexpected ways with our family histories.  She will also show students how having a specific, defined inspiration can help writers develop more material and ideas.


Awards include recognition from Asian-Pacific American Librarians Association, Children’s Cooperative Book Center, Amelia Bloomer Project, Junior Library Guild, Bank Street College of Education, Parents’ Choice, CYBILS, multiple state reading lists



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