Books

THE MINDY KIM series (MIDDLE GRADE)

The first two Mindy Kim books are now available for preorder! Click here for more info on the preorder campaign.

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Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!

Mindy Kim just wants three things:
1. A puppy!
2. To fit in at her new school
3. For her dad to be happy again

But, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be. On her first day of school, Mindy’s school snack of dried seaweed isn’t exactly popular at the lunch table. Luckily, her new friend, Sally, makes the snacks seem totally delicious to Mindy’s new classmates, so they decide to start the Yummy Seaweed Business to try and raise money for that puppy!

When another student decides to try and sabotage their business, Mindy loses more than she bargained for—and wonders if she’ll ever fit in. Will Mindy be able to overcome her uncertainty and find the courage to be herself?

Get your copy (for yourself and/or the kid in your life) today!

Amazon x Barnes and Noble x Indie Bound

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Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this second novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year!

Mindy is excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Even though it’s the first one without her mom, Mindy is determined to enjoy the day. She decides to make traditional Korean New Year food, a rice cake soup that’s her favorite. But things aren’t going quite to plan, and the celebration doesn’t feel the same as it did before.

With the help of her family and friends, can Mindy find a way to still enjoy her old holiday traditions, and create new ones along the way?

Get your copy today!

Amazon x Barnes and Noble x Indie Bound

I’LL BE THE ONE (YOUNG ADULT)

Coming out in Fall 2020!

Mabel Hsu at HarperCollins/Tegen has acquired, in a six-figure auction, Lyla Lee’s YA romantic comedy celebrating body positivity, I’ll Be the One. Pitched as Dumplin’ meets When Dimple Met Rishi, the book follows Skye Shin, a bisexual Korean-American teen girl who competes on a reality TV show to become the first plus-sized K-pop star, while falling in love with her competitor, Henry Cho, who happens to be a world-famous celebrity. Publication is set for fall 2020; Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management did the two-book deal for North American rights. Click HERE to add this book on Goodreads!