Linda Sue Park

Born: 1960

Born in Urbana, Illinois, children’s writer and poet Linda Sue Park grew up outside Chicago and earned a BA at Stanford University. She is the author of numerous novels, picture books, and poetry collections for children. Her work often uses historical settings and innovative forms to expand young readers’ sense of possibility; her poetry collection Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) (2007), illustrated by Istvan Banyai, utilizes a Korean syllabic verse form to bring surprise and humor to everyday moments and objects. Source