Linda Sue Park

Brief Biography

Linda Sue Park is a 53 year old author who was born on March 25, 1961 in Urbana, Illinois. She has written a total of 11 books, including the "39 clues" series, "A Long Walk to Water", and her Newbery Award winning book, "A Single Shard."


Praise for Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of a book called, "A Long Walk to Water." Like many of her other books, "A Long Walk to Water" exposes readers to rich and diverse ways of life. She also draws inspiration for her books from her real life experiences, as she said, "having been in my aunt's traditional Korean house helped me imagine an important part of the setting for my first book, Seesaw Girl" (Scholastic). Linda Sue Park is a very experienced writer as well. As she stated in her interview, "My first publication was a haiku in a children's magazine when I was 9 years old" (Scholastic). In addition, Linda shapes her characters to be the types of people to make changes in the world, as she portrays her character "Jade Blossom" in her book "Seesaw Girl." Likewise, Linda is inspired by other authors to create her books. Linda states, "When I was ten years old, I read in a book (Francis Carpenter's Tales of a Korean Grandmother) how girls in aristocratic families were almost never allowed to leave their homes. This made such an impression on me, that twenty-seven years later, it became the basis of Seesaw Girl" (Cynthia Leitich Smith). Linda Sue Park is an award-winning author who draws her factual fiction books from real life experiences, which is what makes her books phenomenal. Overall, Linda Sue Park is an amazing author and more people need to read her books.