Koa Books

Veterans of War
Veterans of Peace

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace
Author Biographies
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I was born in China at the very beginning of the Cultural Revolution. For the first ten years of my life, tens of millions people were persecuted by the Chinese government and many died. The United States was identified as the enemy. I never imagined one day I would come to this country and write in its language stories about China. My first book, Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a memoir in verse, has been published by Simon and Schuster (March 2005). It is the first book of a trilogy.

“The Petition” is intended for the third book in the trilogy. When I was a child, my grandma used to tell me about the wars she had lived through. At a time when all children’s books were burned, those stories, told in vivid detail, were my bedtime stories. For many years, it didn’t make sense to me why she chose to tell those stories, until I wrote “Lullaby,” a prayer for peace.