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LEE & LOW BOOKS is proud to announce that Sylvia Liu of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the winner of the company?s fourteenth annual New Voices Award. Her charming and humorous story, A Morning with Gong Gong portrays an energetic young girl named Mei Mei, as she spends time with her grandfather. When Mei Mei sees her grandfather, Gong Gong, practicing t?ai chi in the garden, she is eager to join in. He tries to teach her the slow and graceful moves, and Mei Mei, in turn, tries to teach Gong Gong some of the yoga poses she has learned in school. Although they both struggle with these new activities, Mei Mei and Gong Gong realize that it?s the time they spend together that is important.

Sylvia Liu is an author and illustrator who was born in the United States to Chinese immigrant parents. Her family moved to Venezuela when she was five years old, and Liu returned to the United States to attend college. She graduated from Harvard Law School and spent a decade as a public interest environmental lawyer, all the while working on her writing and illustration. Liu draws inspiration for her stories from her family, her environmental experiences, and her diverse background. She will receive a prize of $1,000 and a publication contract.

Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing authors who are new to the world of children?s book publishing. For more information, visit http://www.leeandlow.com/p/new_voices_award.mhtml.
#1 - January 16, 2014, 03:13 PM

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 Congratulations to Sylvia Liu, an extremely talented author/illustrator!
#2 - January 17, 2014, 03:29 PM

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Hooray for Sylvia!!! She is an awesome talent to be reckoned with!  :hurrah:
#3 - January 17, 2014, 04:30 PM

Congratulations, Sylvia! What wonderful news, and well deserved. I am looking forward to buying your book, and a couple for my friends and family!
#4 - January 17, 2014, 06:07 PM
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This is terrific news, Sylvia!  Huge congratulations to you!   :yay
#5 - January 20, 2014, 07:26 PM

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Flowers for you!  :flowers2 Congratulations, again, Sylvia! You deserve it!
#6 - January 21, 2014, 03:37 AM
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 :congratulations I'm still happy dancing since reading this great news on Facebook. Huge congrats, Sylvia! I can't wait to read your book.
#7 - January 21, 2014, 05:55 AM

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Congratulations to Sylvia!!! Morning sounds lovely.
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#8 - January 21, 2014, 08:27 AM
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This book sounds beautiful and adorable!
#9 - January 21, 2014, 09:18 AM
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