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Karen Jialu Bao
This 2021, Karen Jialu Bao is mentoring Young Adult
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Karen Jialu Bao
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Karen Jialu Bao does science in the lab, then goes home and writes about it. A Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, she studies mosquito brains by blasting them with a big electron beam. She has eight ear piercings for no reason. Her favorite activities include cooking, tending her plants, singing, and playing her violin. She is the author of the Dove Chronicles trilogy (Penguin Teen), a contributor to the upcoming YA anthology (AB)SOLUTELY NORMAL (Spring 2023, Candlewick Press), and a writer for the 2021 Realm series “Renegade Moon.”

Veronica Park
Fuse Literary Agency

Favorite Books

The Three Body Problem and sequels, by Liu Cixin
Wait for Me by An Na
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

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