Fusion Stories Panel in Hartford

Today at NECME in Hartford, Connecticut I'm moderating a panel of three other Fusion Stories authors, Janet Wong (MINN AND JAKE'S ALMOST TERRIBLE SUMMER), Paula Yoo (GOOD ENOUGH), and David Yoo (STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE). We'll be signing books, too.

Here are some of the questions I plan to ask Paula, David, and Janet:
  • What was your experience growing up as an Asian-American? How did you connect to the "Asian" part of your heritage (if at all)?

  • What are some advantages of the "multicultural" label when it comes to books and authors?

  • What are some disadvantages?

  • How do you feel about authors who aren't Asians writing about Asia or creating Asian characters?

  • How do American standards of beauty affect an Asian-American child?

  • Do you see pop culture changing when it comes to being Asian-American? If so, why?

  • What are you working on now?