AUTHOR DETAILS

Wendy Shang

Wendy Wan-Long Shang writes about the many experiences of Chinese-Americans with humor, heart and a sense of history. Her debut novel, The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, was described by Booklist as “captur[ing] the seemingly unbearable unfairness of being a tween balanced between two cultures.” The Great Wall of Lucy Wu received several awards, including the Asian-Pacific American Librarians Association’s Children’s Literature Award for 2012.

Her second book, The Way Home Looks Now, was inspired in part by the incredible performances of Taiwan’s Little League team in the 1960s and 70s. Her most recent book, This is Just a Test, was co-written with Madelyn Rosenberg and examines Chinese-Jewish identities and similarities. Wendy is also an attorney, mother and wife living outside of Washington, DC.