During the day, Minh is a federal early childhood policy expert who has worked in education at the national, state, and local level -- both in and out of the classroom. He got his bachelor's in Psychology from Dartmouth College and received a master's in Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons, his favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.
Drawn Together (illustrated by Caldecott-medalist Dan Santat): When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. Drawn Together is a Junior Library Guild Selection and the recipient of six starred reviews.
“A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age, and culture.”— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize for fiction winner for The Sympathizer
Let Me Finish (illustrated by Isabel Roxas): An NPR Best Book of 2016, when a hoard of well-meaning but nosy animals interrupt a bookish child, he gets a hilarious lesson in the pleasures of reading and the disappointment of spoilers.
"Such a fun romp!" -- NPR's Book Concierge