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Frances Park & Ginger park

Official Website of Award-Winning Authors of Adult & Children's Books

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RECENTLY RELEASED & Forthcoming:

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
 2023
(Heliotrope books)

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


suka's farm
Historical picture book
by Ging
er park & frances park, spring 2025
(albert whitman & Co)

binna's dol: a korean first birthday

A cultural celebration Picture book
by ginger park & frances park, fall 2025
(ALBERT WHITMAN & CO)



 

OUR BOOKS

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Blue Rice

Vine Leaves Press

Grandpa's Scroll

Albert Whitman & Co Books

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That Lonely Spell

Heliotrope Books

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Where On Earth is My Bagel?

Lee and Low Books

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The Hundred Choices Department Store

Fitzroy Books

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The Royal Bee
Boyds Mills & Kane

 

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The Have a Good Day Cafe
Lee and Low Books

Goodbye, 382 Shin Dang Dong

National Geographic Books

My Freedom Trip: A Child's

Escape from North Korea

Boyds Mills & Kane

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Chocolate Chocolate Memoir

Thomas Dunne Books

The Summer My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon

 Heliotrope Books

Books
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AWARDS

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 

Accessories

School Visits

 

Invite the Park Sisters to your school for a fun-filled afternoon as they take you on a journey into their writing world (includes a PowerPoint presentation, reading of one of their books, and Q & A.).

Presentations are 45 minutes.

 

Contact: Gingerpark952@gmail.com

News and Events

NEWS & EVENTS

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR FRANCES! Please join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 3PM to 5PM at Chocolate Chocolate, 1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC to celebrate the publication of Frances' latest novel BLUE RICE! Frances will read & sign books!

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, Ginger was chosen as the feature author to present before the Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts and federal judiciary on May 21, 2024.

Ginger's middle grade novel THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE is a BOOK RIOT 20 MUST-READS HISTORICAL NOVELS SET IN KOREA.

Book Launch Party at Chocolate Chocolate in Washington, DC for Frances' novel BLUE RICE in June 12, 2024.

 

News Alert: Sue Tarsky at Albert Whitman & Company acquired world rights for the Park Sisters' historical picture book BINNA'S DOL: A KOREAN FIRST BIRTHDAY. Pub date: Spring 2025. 

News Alert: Foreign rights for Ginger's middle grade novel THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE were sold to Korean publisher Hello Robin. Publication date: TBA

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.

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 WAMU.org! 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.

Contact

CONTACT

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

The Unter Agency

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