Linda Sue Park

1960 -

Linda Sue Park is the author of Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard and best-selling novel A Long Walk to Water, along with numerous other novels and picture books. Ms. Park has been a gymnast, a food journalist, an advertising copywriter, and an ESL teacher, and now write full time. AS an advisory board member of We Need Diverse Books and a board member of the Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators, she is a well-known advocate for diversity, inclusiveness, and reading. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family and has traveled to such far-flung destinations as Brazil, Dubai, and the Galapagos to talk about her books. Visit her on Twitter @LindaSuePark.

From the dust jacket of Prairie Lotus