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Katie Zhao

Katie Zhao graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English and a minor in Political Science and completed her Master's in Accounting at the same school. As a sophomore, a story she posted on the online platform Wattpad won a Watty Award and was read by nearly one million people. This is her debut novel. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
   Last Gamer Standing (2021)
   The Lies We Tell (2022)
Katie Zhao recommends
People to Follow (2023)
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"A bold, thrilling, darkly delicious examination of influencer culture and its pitfalls, People to Follow is not to be missed, and Worley is an author to follow."
The Mossheart's Promise (2023)
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"In this immersive middle grade fantasy debut, Rebecca Mix crafts a larger-than-life cast of ordinary heroes who grasp hope in the unlikeliest of times and places. A thought-provoking and unflinching reckoning of what it means to be the 'Chosen One' in a thankless, dying world -- where yet, still, love burns bright."
Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria (2022)
(Shad Hadid, book 1)
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"In this action-packed, funny, heartfelt story, Shad stands up to everyone from middle school bullies to necromancers. Here comes a brave new hero that kids will adore!"
Nura and the Immortal Palace (2022)
M T Khan
"M.T. Khan weaves a magical tale brimming with themes of friendship, family, and hope - interspersed with delicious foods and enthralling lore. Readers will root for brave Nura from the gripping beginning to the breathtaking conclusion. Action-packed, heartfelt, timeless!"
Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation (2022)
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"A spellbinding sci-fi adventure full of twists and turns, readers will be rooting for Hana Hsu from start to finish."

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