Jessica Kim will be taking over our Instagram on the afternoon of 3/29! Tune in for a fun virutal event!
Jessica writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Before becoming an author, Jessica studied education at UC Berkeley and spent ten years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grades in public schools. Her latest novel, Stand Up, Yumi Chung!, is an irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian whose one lie snowballs into a full-blown double life. Instead of spending her summer studying her favorite YouTube comedians as she would like, Yumi is enrolled in test-prep tutoring to qualify for a private school scholarship. It’s one day after class that she stumbles on a comedy camp for kids taught by one of her favorite YouTube stars. The big problem is that the instructor and all the students mistaken her for a girl named Kay Nakamura, and Yumi doesn’t correct them. Yumi must decide to stand up and reveal the truth, or risk losing her dreams.