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Gloria Chao
Gloria Chao is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Gloria Chao
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Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. She is always up for Dance Dance Revolution, cooperative board games, or soup dumplings. Her debut novel, AMERICAN PANDA, received four starred trade reviews, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and Indie’s Next Pick, and is nominated for several awards including YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adult. Her second novel, MISALIGNED, is forthcoming fall 2019.

Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at gloriachao.wordpress.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram @gloriacchao.

Favorite Books
YOU'LL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK by David Arnold THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon STARFISH by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Years Mentored
2018