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Redefining the American Child with Grace Lin

Travis: I spoke with Grace Lin about her Caldecott Honor winning book, A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR.

It was a very personal book for Grace, who made her daughter the star of the story.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. What an interesting and thoughtful interview. Grace Lin expanded my view of her picture book and helped open my mind to the definition of the American girl.

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