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“Readers will identify with Cilla and wish they were friends with her in real life.” –School Library Journal

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

Written by Susan Tan
Illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte
Published by Square Fish

Priscilla “Cilla” Lee-Jenkins is on a tight deadline. Her baby sister is about to be born, and Cilla needs to become a bestselling author before her family forgets all about her. So she writes about what she knows best herself! And Cilla has a lot to write about: How did she deal with being bald until the age of five? How did she overcome her struggles with reading? How do family traditions with Grandma and Granpa Jenkins differ from family traditions with her Chinese grandparents, Nai Nai and Ye Ye?

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Available As: Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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