November 2015 NCTE Annual Convention - Look for me on the panel moderated by Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller! 

Asian-Pacific American

Librarians Association Children's Literature Winner

Wendy Shang, Author

THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW is now in bookstores!

Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home.

Issues of sexism, racism, and struggles with depression are handled deftly in scenarios grounded in reality,

including an ending that’s hopeful without being pat.

- starred review, Publishers Weekly

        This is a fine story of family, loss, growing up

and learning to play baseball...

- starred review, Kirkus

October 3, 2015 - I'll be on the NOTHING BUT TROUBLE panel at Tweens Read in Houston!

September 26, 2015 - I'll be having lunch with all the SUPER SUMMER READERS of the DC Public Library!​

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual Virginia Children's Book Festival, October 16-17.  I'll be there, along with superstars Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander and Cece Bell!