Discover author Wai Chim as she talks about her recently released novel The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling. Her soulful YA novel explores the obligations of family, the crevices of culture, mental wellness and the surprising power of a good dumpling. Wai’s unique cultural heritage casts an original take on how different families respond to mood disorders and depression.
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Wai Chim is a first-generation Chinese-American from New York City. She grew up speaking Cantonese at home and absorbing Western culture through books, TV and school. Her previous books include the Chook Chook series and Shaozhen, part of the Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zone series. Her novel Freedom Swimmer was shortlisted for the inaugural Readings Young Adult Book Prize and the Sakura Medal, and was a Children's Book Council Notable Book.