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The hundred choices department store

a historical young adult novel

by ginger Park, Spring 2022 (Fitzroy Books)

That lonely spell
A memoir-in-essays
by frances Park, Spring 2022 (Heliotrope Books)

Grandpa's Scroll
A picture book
by Ginger Park & Frances Park, Spring 2023
(Albert Whitman & Co.) 

The summer my sister was cleopatra moon
A novel
by frances park, Summer
(Heliotrope books)

blue rice
a historical novel
by frances park, summer 2024
(vine leaves press) 



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That Lonely Spell

Heliotrope Books

Grandpa's Scroll

Albert Whitman & Co Books

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Goodbye, 382 Shin Dang Dong

National Geographic Books

Where On Earth is My Bagel?

Lee and Low Books

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The Have a Good Day Cafe
Lee and Low Books

My Freedom Trip: A Child's

Escape from North Korea

Boyds Mills & Kane

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The Hundred Choices Department Store

Fitzroy Books

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The Royal Bee
Boyds Mills & Kane



Chocolate Chocolate Memoir

Thomas Dunne Books



My Freedom Trip

International Reading Association's Children's Book Award

IRA-CBC Teachers' Choice Award 

Notable Books for a Global Society Award

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People

Children's Literature Book Award

Capitol Choices Book Award

The Royal Bee

Joan G. Sugarman Award for Children's Literature

Parents' Choice Award

Capitol Choices Book Award

Bank Street College Book Award

A Junior Library Guild Selection                                                    


The Have A Good Day Cafe

Paterson Prize Book for Young Readers

"Book of the Month" Pick by Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children 

A Rutgers University "Top Five" Book Award

Choices-Cooperative Children's Book Center

Goodbye, 382 Shin Dang Dong

Teachers' Pick

Notable Book for a Global Society

Newsweek magazine praised it as 'The Perfect All-American Story"     

Where On Earth is My Bagel?

Included in the following collections:

English Fiction Grades PreK-2, Early Fluent Dual Language, Early Fluent English, Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades Prek-2 English Guided Reading Level L, Asian American Collection English 6PK 

News and Events


Book Event Alert: We'll be at Hooray for Books on May 19 at 2PM! Join us!

Book Launch Party Alert: Join us at our sweet shop Chocolate Chocolate on May 17 from 2PM to 5PM for our picture book GRANDPA'S SCROLL! Purchase signed books & meet the Park Sisters! Complimentary chocolate & sparkling wine. 

Ginger's middle grade novel THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE was selected by Best of Korea as a 2022 BEST BOOK BY KOREAN AMERICAN AUTHORS.

Exciting News: Book cover reveal for GRANDPA'S SCROLL by We Need Diverse Books. 

Ginger's "My Turn" personal essay on what inspired her children's historical novel THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE was featured in Washington FAMILY.

An excerpt from Frances' collection of personal stories THAT LONELY SPELL was featured in the March 2022 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine.

Ginger's middle grade historical novel THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE was featured on NPR's All Things Considered on local affiliate! Click here and enjoy the listening: WAMU. Click here and enjoy the read: DCist. Also, the novel is a CBC March 2022 Selection! This unique online bibliography features anticipated bestsellers, either recently published or forthcoming, published by CBC members.



Park Sisters' Children's Books agented  by Jennifer Unter at

The Unter Agency

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