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Publication Order of Finding My Voice Books

Finding My Voice (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saying Goodbye (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

If It Hadn't Been for Yoon Jun (As:Marie G. Lee) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necessary Roughness (As:Marie G. Lee) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Chupacabras (As:Marie G. Lee) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
F Is for Fabuloso (As:Marie G. Lee) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somebody's Daughter (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evening Hero (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hurt You (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of An Avon Camelot Book Books

Lisa and Lottie (By: Erich Kästner) (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summerdog Comes Home (By: ) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: ) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baseball Fever (By: ) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Basic Fun (By: ) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summerdog (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Earth Is Flat and Other Great Mistakes (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bet You Can't! (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: ) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: ) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Attic Wall (By: ) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: ) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: ) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moroccan Mystery (By: ) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: ) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: ) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: ) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: ) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Codebreaker Kids (By: ) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: ) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breezy (By: ) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Racing the Sun (By: ) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne Frank (By: ) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: ) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: ) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: ) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: ) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Brother (By: ) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tons of Trash (By: ) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maria, a Christmas Story (By: Theodore Taylor) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Travel Through Time (By: ) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: ) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mummy's Curse (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Bridge (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
B.J.'s Billion-Dollar Bet (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of a Champion (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Main Street (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comet Luck (By: ) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kwanzaa (By: ) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ali Baba Bernstein, Lost and Found (By: ) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Mom (By: ) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spookhouse (By: ) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: ) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: ) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Queen (By: ) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freak Show (By: ) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going to Net: Girl's Gde (By: Various) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tracks in the Snow (By: ) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Along the Ohio (By: ) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Painting the Black (By: ) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Chupacabras (As:Marie G. Lee) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Becoming Felix (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakaway (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaving Summer (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flea Circus Summer (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Tony Ross,Lynne Reid Banks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calling Me Home (By: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get on the Net (By: ) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Try This at Home! (By: True Kelley) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: ) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Mango Magic (By: ) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Answers (By: ) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can of Worms (By: ) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orphan Journey Home (By: ) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Tuck (By: Theodore Taylor) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Own Two Feet (By: Beverly Cleary) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get Rich Mitch! (By: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Camp Creeps (By: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gremlins (By: ) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Providence Noir(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American author. She’s written “Finding My Voice”, which is thought to be the first contemporary set Asian American YA novel.

Marie is one of just a handful of American journalists that have been granted a visa to North Korea since the Korean War. She was the first Fulbright Scholar to Korea in creative writing and has received many honors for her work, which includes the Best Book Award from the Friends of American Writers, an O. Henry honorable mention, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship.

Her essays and stories have been published in Guernica, Slate, Salon, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and The Nation, as well as others. She is a founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and she teaches creative writing at Columbia.

“Finding My Voice” is the first novel in the “Ellen Sung” series and was released in 1992. Ellen Sung, age seventeen, only wants to be like everybody else at her all-white school. However the racist bullies of Arkin, Minnesota are never going to let her forget that she is different, as she is the youngest member of the one and only Korean-American family in the town.

Ellen, right at the very beginning of her senior year, finds herself falling for Tomper Sandel, this football player that’s blond, popular, and undeniably cute. Much to her surprise, he falls for her, as well. Now Ellen has got a chance at life that she had never imagined, one which defies the expectations of merely hanging out with her core group of friends or pleasing her parents. However could her romance with Tomper be strong to withstand her family’s disapproval and hometown bigotry?

“Somebody’s Daughter” is a stand alone novel and was released in 2005. Marie delivers a heartbreaking and heartwarming tale about a Korean-American girl’s search for her own roots.

This is the story about Sarah Thorson (nineteen years old) who got adopted as a baby by this Lutheran couple in the Midwest. After she dropped out of college, she decides to study in Korea and gets increasingly intrigued by her own Korean heritage, eventually embarking on this crusade to find her birth mom.

Paralleling Sarah’s story is that of Kyung-sook, who got forced by tough circumstances to allow her baby get swept away from her immediately after she was born, however who has always longed for her lost child.

“The Evening Hero” is a stand alone novel and was released in 2022. A Korean immigrant that pursues the American dream that has to face the secrets of the past or risk watching the world that he has worked so very hard to build come crumbling down.

Dr. Yungman Kwak is now in the twilight of his life. Every day for the past fifty years, he’s brushed his teeth, slipped his shoes on, and headed to Horse Breath’s General Hospital. It’s here that, as an obstetrician, he treats the babies and women of the small rural Minnesota town that he chose to call home.

This was the life that he had longed for. The so-called American dream. He immigrated from Korea after the end of the Korean War, forced to leave his ancestors, family, village, and everything he knew behind him. However his life’s built on a lie. And one day, this letter arrives which threatens to expose it.

Yungman’s life gets thrown into chaos, the hospital closes abruptly, his wife has refused to spend any time with him, and his son is busy investing in this struggling health start up. Yungman is facing a decision: he has to choose to hide his secret from his friends and family or confess and possibly lose everything that he has built up to now. He starts questioning the very assumptions on which his entire life is built, the so-called American dream, with the abject failure of its healthcare system, neighbors, and patients that perpetuate racism, a town that’s flawed with infrastructure, and a history which does not see him in it.

Toggling between the present and past, America and Korea, this is a melodic, soulful, and rhapsodic novel about a guy that is looking back at his life and asking some big questions about what’s lost and what’s gained when immigrants leave home, heading for new shores.

“Hurt You” is a stand alone novel and was released in 2023. With echoes of Jason Reynolds and Marijke Nijkamp, this one tells the tragic story about a Korean-American teen that fights to protect herself and her neurodivergent elder brother from this hostile community.

Inspired by the unabashed social realism of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”, this novel moves beyond the quasi-fraternal bond of Lenny and George to explore this actual sibling bond of Georgia (sister to Leonardo da Vinci Daewoo Kim), who has this unnamed neurological disability which resembles autism. The disability, race, and class themes spin themselves out not on a ranch but in this suburban high school where the Kim family has moved out of the city for better services for Leonardo.

All of a sudden unmoored from the familiar, which includes the support of her Aunt Clara, Georgia struggles to find her own place in this Asian-American majority school where the whites still dominate culturally, and she finds herself also not really feeling “Korean enough”. Her only pole star is her commitment to her brother, which is a loyalty that finds itself at odds with her immigrant parents’ dreams for her, and this racist and ableist society which might bring violence to Leonardo despite some of her best efforts to protect him.

Steinbeck was rather fearless about bringing his tales to realistic (not tidy) conclusions which reflected actual society back in the 1930s. Lenny was (to some eyes) a killer and a monsters. In the 2020s, this reflects statistics which a person with intellectual disability is far more likely to be a victim, and not a perpetrator, of violent crimes, despite enduring stereotypes which they are the ones that should actually be feared.

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