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Laurence Yep

(Laurence Michael Yep)
USA flag (b.1948)

Laurence Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, was graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Yep now lives in Pacific Grove, California.

One of children's literature's most respected Asian American authors, Mr. Yep has written many novels, including Dragonwings, a Newbery Honor Book of 1976, and Dragon's Gate, a Newbery Honor Book of 1994. He is also the author of When the Circus Came to Town; The Imp That Ate My Homework, winner of the Georgia Children's Book Award; and The Magic Paintbrush.

The author of numerous other books for children and young adults, Mr. Yep has also taught creative writing and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Barbara. In 1990 he received an NEA fellowship in fiction.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Series contributed to
My Name Is America
   The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung (2000)
     aka Staking a Claim
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
   The Lost Garden (1991)
   When the Bomb Dropped (1994) (with Robert Andrew Parker)
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Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1994) : Dragon's Gate: 1876