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Christina Soontornvat grew up behind the counter of her parents Thai restaurant in a small Texas town with her nose stuck in a book. She is very proud of both her Thai and her Texan roots, and makes regular trips to both Weatherford and Bangkok to see her beloved family members (and eat lots and lots of Thai food!). Christina is the author of the fantasy middle grade series, The Changelings, and the early chapter book series, Diary of an Ice Princess. Her forthcoming books include the middle grade fantasy, A Wish in the Dark, and All Thirteen, a nonfiction account of the Thai Cave Rescue.

In addition to being an author, Christina holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a masters degree in Science Education. She spent a decade working in
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The Changelings (Changeling...

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A Wish in the Dark

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In a Dark Land (Changelings...

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Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
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This is the kind of fantasy I live for: dark and atmospheric, with masterful world-building, and a sense that there are deep, old secrets lurking beneath the surface. The MC, Sirscha, is such a compelling heroine: fierce and unyielding, yet hiding an ...more
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I am going to be thinking about this book for a very long time. Hats off to Traci Chee, who manages to tell this story using so many different narrators, and making each one feel like a close friend. This is a fresh, necessary, raw account of the ...more
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The Voice That Won the Vote by Elisa Boxer
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This is a piece of history I had never heard about. In 1920, Tennessee was the tie-breaker state in a vote to give women the right to vote. And there was also a tie in the Tennessee legislature to determine which way the state would land! This is the ...more
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Kid Coach by Rob Justus
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This was a fun read-aloud with my kids! I have daughters who love to wrestle with their dad (who practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) so I knew they would dig this fun story about a kid who not only has to coach his dad through all the right wrestling ...more
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Wood, Wire, Wings by Kirsten W. Larson
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As a female engineer, I wish I had grown up with this book on my shelves. At least now I can give this inspiring story to my own daughters. This is a tale of perseverance, tinkering, ingenuity, problem solving, and - above all - viewing failure as an ...more
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Muslim Girls Rise by Saira   Mir
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This is a beautiful book that highlights the lives of Muslim women who have made historic achievements and who work to make the world a better place. I was familiar with some of the women profiled, but many of these stories were new to me. The book ...more
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My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva
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“I know this sounds odd, but a teacup knows it's a teacup, and a house knows it's a house. Part of this is on Dree. it's like she's forgotten who she was before. And if she doesn't know, the light can't find her.”
Christina Soontornvat, In a Dark Land

“Tell us the one about the mermaid again," said Dree. "That one's so heart-breaking, it must be real.”
Christina Soontornvat, The Changelings

“It's an interesting spell. You ask the light to go straight through a thing instead of bouncing off the sides. Took me a long time to get it right. I learned you gotta be real polite when you ask light to do anything.”
Christina Soontornvat, In a Dark Land




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