Linda Sue Park is an American author of teen fiction. Park published her first novel, Seesaw Girl, in 1999. She has written six children’s novels and five picture books. Park's work achieved prominence when she received the prestigious 2002 Newbery Medal for her novel A Single Shard. She has written the ninth book in the 39 Clues series, Storm Warning, published on 25 May 2010.
Park was born on March 25, 1960 in Urbana, Illinois and grew up outside Chicago. Linda Sue Park's parents immigrated to the United States just after they were married in South Korea. Linda was soon forced to speak only English in the duration of her home and speaking Korean was especially forbidden. Park has been writing poetry and stories since the age of four. Park published her first poem when she was nine years old for Trailblazer magazine. Through elementary and high school, she continued to publish poems in magazines for children and young people. Linda was considered as an academically intelligent student, getting straight As in school. Ever since she was young, she struggled to make friends and encountered various emotional wounds especially when the others were talking about her. She would always relieve and alleviate this pressure by constantly going to the school library where she would mostly spend time during school breaks and lunches. She published her very first book in 1999, Seesaw Girl...
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