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Angela Ahn

Angela Ahn was born in Seoul, Korea, but lived most of her life in Vancouver. She was a high school English and social studies teacher, and English as a second language instructor in Hong Kong. She earned a masters degree in library and information studies at the University of British Columbia and worked in a variety of libraries before shifting her attention to homemaking and now writing. Ahn lives in Vancouver.

Fiction (Juvenile, Chapter book)

Krista Kim-Bap

Toronto: Second Story Press, 2018.
PZ7.1 .A36 K75 2018

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish-brown hair and she was the “Korean girl” at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their class is preparing their Heritage Month projects. Jason has always loved Krista’s Korean family, and particularly her mom’s cooking, but Krista is conflicted about being her school’s “Korean Ambassador”. She’s also worried about asking her intimidating grandma to teach the class how to make their traditional kimbap. Combine that with her new friends pulling her away from Jason, and Krista has a lot to deal with this year!

Awards and Honours

2019-20 Hackmatack Children’s Book Award — English fiction (Shortlist)

Fiction (Juvenile, Chapter book)

Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field

Toronto: Tundra Books, 2021.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust. Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren’t quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once – he needs time to sketch out a plan.

Awards and Honours

2021 Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature (Text), English language (Finalist)
2022 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize (BC and Yukon Book Prizes)(Finalist)


Publisher Second Story Press

Publisher Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada

Angela Ahn’s personal website