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— by Rachel Kramer Bussel: In spring 2021, Soho Teen, an imprint of Soho Press, will republish the popular young adult novel Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee, originally published in 1992 (under Marie G. Lee). The book is widely considered the first contemporary Asian-American YA novel written by an Asian-American author. The plot follows “a 17-year-old girl as she navigates a senior year full of adolescent anxieties, familial expectations, first romance—and the trauma of racism—informed by the author’s upbringing as a member of the only Korean family (and family of color) in her small Minnesota town,” according to the Publishers Marketplace listing…

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July 17, 2019