Linda Sue Park was born and raised in Illinois. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was read. In 1997, she started writing her first book, Seesaw Girl. It was accepted that same year and published in 1999. A Single Shard was published in March 2001 and was awarded the 2002 Newbery Medal. Linda Sue has also published poems and short fiction for adults in several journals and on-line publications. Linda Sue now lives in upstate New York with her husband, their two children, and a dog.
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