Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

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Crown Books for Young Readers
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5.86 X 8.57 X 1.15 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Patricia Park is the author of the debut YA novel, Imposter Syndrome & Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim. She is a tenured professor of creative writing at American University, a former Fulbright Scholar and Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence, and the author of the acclaimed adult novel, Re Jane, a modern-day retelling of Brontë's Jane Eyre. She's written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian, and others. Born and raised in Queens, Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.
★ "Park's work paints an educational but entertaining portrait of what it is like to be a person of color in today's world.... [A] fantastic read." --School Library Journal, starred review

★ "[An] entertaining, well-paced story.... Ale is a thoroughly appealing protagonist." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Alejandra's powerful story will leave readers with much to think about." --The Horn Book

"This humor-infused tale poignantly captures one teenager's experience learning to stand up for what she believes in." --Publishers Weekly

"This is a powerful debut YA novel." -Buzzfeed News

"Hilarious, whip-smart, and refreshingly honest--this novel is simply brilliant."
--Brendan Kiely, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling All American Boys

"An authentically funny, honest, and real portrayal of the fight to be seen. Magnificent."
--Ellen Oh, award-winning author of Finding Junie Kim

"Will give readers the courage to truly define 'imposter' and to smash those definitions that no longer serve us."
--Jennifer de Leon, author of Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

"The joys and travails of Alejandra Kim at 'Quaker Oats Prep' made me laugh one moment and cry the next. . . .I loved this novel!"
--Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of Finding My Voice and Hurt You

"Imposter Syndrome is funny and moving, wonderfully earnest and slyly satirical, and an absolute pleasure to read."
-Benjamin Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author of Dreyer's English