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Famous Author : Yangsook Choi

Yangsook Choi grew up in South Korea and moved to New York to study art. She was selected as one of the most prominent new children's book artists by Publishers Weekly. She has written and illustrated many children's books. Her books have received several awards including a California Young Reader Medal and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.

By the time she graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, she already had a contract to illustrate her first book, the retelling of a Korean folktale, The Sun Girl and the Moon Boy(1997). Since then she has both illustrated and written many acclaimed picture books such as The Name Jar(2001), Peach Heaven(2005) and Behind the Mask(2006).

She has also illustrated 2 books together with Milly Lee which won the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award & the Skipping Stones award: Landed and Nim and the War Effort

Her works have been showcased at the Society of Illustrators, the Children's Museum of the Arts, School of Visual Arts, Art Director’s Club, and New York Public Library, and various institutions. She currently resides in New York City.

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