Unidentified Suburban Object
Mike Jung (Author)
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May 30, 2017
5.3 X 7.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author
Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities and contributed to the anthologies Dear Teen Me, Break These Rules, and 59 Reasons to Write. He is a library professional by day, a writer by night, and a semi-competent ukulele player during all the times in between. Mike is proud to be a founding member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks team. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two young children. Find Mike at mikejung.com.
Praise for Unidentified Suburban Object: In Unidentified Suburban Object, Mike Jung takes 'not fitting in' to a whole new level. Chloe, her friends, and her family are funny, surprising, and authentic. Wonderful! -- Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and author of American Born ChineseHow much do I love this book? Unidentified Suburban Object is a wonderfully heartwarming and seriously funny tale about a Korean girl who has always felt alien... only to discover [REDACTED].* Mike Jung has a talent for writing books that I wish I had written instead. Curse you, Mike Jung!!!! -- Ellen Oh, founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks and author of The Prophecy seriesWow! Important and thought-provoking ideas wrapped in a funny and surprising story -- with a crackerjack ending! -- Linda Sue Park, New York Times-bestselling author of A Long Walk to WaterFor any kid who ever felt like they were all alone in the universe. Hilariously original! -- Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times-bestselling author of The Fourteenth GoldfishWith clever snark and easy humor, Mike Jung... manages to infuse thought-provoking statements about identity, race and living life as the only and 'other' -- or, as Chloe proudly insists, 'waving my freak flag solo.' Go, Chloe, go! -- Terry Hong, Shelf AwarenessJung excels at showing how racial insensitivity can isolate even a student who is doing everything she can to fit in... It's easy to imagine Chloe's story starting conversations about how seemingly innocent remarks can make a minority student feel like an alien in the only home she's ever known. -- Publishers WeeklyChloe's lively, agreeable voice makes her a spokesperson for every kid who has ever felt like an outsider... A slam-dunk choice. -- BooklistA powerful message... A good choice to add diversity to the shelves. -- Kirkus ReviewsA very welcome and original surprise... This novel takes a hilariously unpredictable turn that will stun and ignite readers. -- School Library Journal*Are you kidding? We're not giving this away! You have to read the book!