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Wai Chim

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Wai Chim grew up in New York City and now calls Sydney, Australia home. She is the author of the 'Chook Chook' series published by UQP and most recently 'Freedom Swimmer' with Allen & Unwin. You can find her online at waichim.com or on twitter @onewpc.

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Wai Chim I wrote Saving the Farm knowing it would be the last title in the series - and in so many ways it felt right. Little Mei has grown up so, so much,…moreI wrote Saving the Farm knowing it would be the last title in the series - and in so many ways it felt right. Little Mei has grown up so, so much, going from her entire world being her Ma, Guo and her chooks to opening up her heart to embrace first Cap and Jin, and finally the entire village. Ir felt like I had come as far as I could as the creator. It's hard to say good-bye but I hope my lovely little characters will live on in children's imaginations for a long time to come. :)

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Wai Chim I have two cousins who moved to the US from China when I was young. There was a bit of a following out and I haven't been in touch with them since I…moreI have two cousins who moved to the US from China when I was young. There was a bit of a following out and I haven't been in touch with them since I was 12. A couple of years back, I googled them and found one entry of note - an arrest record for a small crime in 2012, with accompanying mug shot. I haven't reached out or followed up more on this thread, but I'm sure this is the beginning of a story exploring family dynamics, migration experiences and personal self-discovery waiting to be unraveled. (less)
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Chook Chook: Mei's Secret Pets

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Why #WeNeedDiverseBooks and other thoughts on reading diversity

#WeNeedDiverseBooks has been a wonderful social media campaign promoting diversity in children's literature - and I was lucky enough to share my thoughts about this awesome campaign on Kids' Book Review.

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http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2014/0...

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