Stand Up, Yumi Chung!


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$17.99  $16.73
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5.7 X 8.2 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Kim writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Before she was an author, Jessica studied education at UC Berkeley and spent ten years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grades in public schools. Like Yumi, Jessica lives with her family in Southern California and can't get enough Hot Cheetos, stand-up comedy, BTS, and Korean barbecue.


Praise for Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

"With wonderful supporting characters, strong pacing, and entertaining comedy bits, debut author Kim has woven a pop song of immigrant struggle colliding with comedy and Korean barbecue."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Kim has taught school, and it shows, both with the spot-on dialogue and the up-to-date social media references... This will certainly remind readers of Kelly Yang's Front Desk (2018)."
--Booklist, starred review

"A must-read."
--School Library Connection, starred review

"Being your true self can be tough, but with guts, gumption, and a whole lot of heart, Yumi Chung rises to the challenge and shows us all who she really is--a bona fide star."
--Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom

"A funny, tender story about family, friendship, and the courage to be yourself!"
--Karina Yan Glaser, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanderbeekers series

"Come for the puns, the laughs, and the wacky plot of mistaken identity, but it's the bighearted characters that take center stage in Stand Up, Yumi Chung!"
--Carlos Hernandez, author of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

"I adored this book! Like, I seriously hugged it when I was done. This is quintessential middle grade--charming, funny, real, and overflowing with heart."
--Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of 8th Grade Superzero, Two Naomis, and Naomis Too

"This book is my favorite combination of heartfelt and hilarious. Yumi Chung is a headliner!"
--Remy Lai, author of Pie in the Sky

"This book is hilarious."
--Sarah True, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Cincinnati, OH)

"One of the best middle grade books I have read all year!"
--Robyn Broderick, The Reading Bug (San Carlos, CA)

"Yumi is a smart and sassy heroine, and Stand Up, Yumi Chung! is a poignant and charming story that appeals to the dreamer in all of us."
--Jackie Jou, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore (San Diego, CA)

"This book made me cry, cheer, and laugh out loud."
--Bethany Strout, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver, CO)