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Jack Cheng

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Jack Cheng was born in Shanghai and grew up in Michigan. After nearly a decade in New York, working in advertising and tech, he now lives in Detroit.

An Artist On Your Terms

Photo of Iron Goddess of Mercy at Jing'an Temple
Guanyin Hall, Jing���an Temple, Shanghai, China



This happens from time to time: you���ll tell someone you���re a writer, and they���ll ask, ���What do you really do?��� It���s not unlike the way some people will ask, if you���re Asian-American, ���Where are you really from?���



They���re both tired tropes: that Asians are perpetually foreign, and artists are perpetually struggling. The exception...

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Published on April 13, 2019 17:00
Average rating: 4.02 · 6,215 ratings · 1,459 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
See You in the Cosmos

4.04 avg rating — 5,962 ratings — published 2017 — 47 editions
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These Days

3.61 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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More Than True by Robert Bly
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I asked for a galley from the publisher and will be buying the physical book when it comes out. Bly’s Iron John was and still is an important book for me. It was a stairwell to an underground lake, a gateway to Jung, to men’s work, dream analysis, to ...more
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Jack Cheng voted for Triangle as Best Picture Books in the Final Round of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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Living For Change by Grace Lee Boggs
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
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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.”
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“...if you're only brave when you're happy then it's not bravery”
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“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.”
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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.

 
  34 votes 24.1%

 
  32 votes 22.7%

 
  21 votes 14.9%

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (write-in)
 
  13 votes 9.2%

Beyond the Bright Sea (write-in)
 
  11 votes 7.8%

 
  8 votes 5.7%

 
  8 votes 5.7%

The Hate U Give (write-in)
 
  4 votes 2.8%

The Lottery's Plus One (write-in)
 
  3 votes 2.1%

See You In The Cosmos
 
  2 votes 1.4%

The King's Locket by Jacob Stull (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.7%

Lucky Broken Girl (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.7%

Forget Me Not (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.7%

Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.7%

see you in the cosmos (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.7%

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