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Jack Cheng

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Jack Cheng is a Shanghai-born, Detroit-based author of critically acclaimed fiction for young readers. His debut children’s novel, See You in the Cosmos, won the 2017 Golden Kite and Great Lakes, Great Reads awards for Best Middle Grade Fiction. He has visited schools around the world speaking with students about finding their paths as writers and artists. He is a 2019 Kresge Artist Fellow.

#362: A Picture Book Challenge

Workers putting letters up on State Theater marquee. Reads, At the Bijou, Night _____, Oscar Nom Best Picture State Theatre, Traverse City, MI #362 | March 6, 2022

We started recording for our new season of BookSmitten last month, and I���m especially geeked because my co-hosts and I will doing something some of us have never done before: writing picture book manuscripts(!) It���s a sort of homecoming for me, too, to the kind of working-in-the-open that was the genesis of this newsletter. We���re bringing

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Average rating: 4.04 · 11,708 ratings · 2,211 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
See You in the Cosmos

4.05 avg rating — 11,446 ratings — published 2017 — 60 editions
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These Days

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Untitled

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The Many Masks of Andy Zhou

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“knowledge is better than ignorance, and it’s better to find out and embrace the truth even if that truth might not feel good.”
Jack Cheng, See You in the Cosmos

“...if you're only brave when you're happy then it's not bravery”
Jack Cheng, See You in the Cosmos

“Most people give up on what they want. They’ll come across the first little obstacle and they’ll give up, and then they’ll try to tear down the people they see doing what they felt like they couldn’t.”
Jack Cheng, See You in the Cosmos

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What book should we read in June?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2018 Newbery contender and already published.

 
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Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (write-in)
 
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Beyond the Bright Sea (write-in)
 
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The Hate U Give (write-in)
 
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The Lottery's Plus One (write-in)
 
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See You In The Cosmos
 
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The King's Locket by Jacob Stull (write-in)
 
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Lucky Broken Girl (write-in)
 
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