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Cilla Lee-Jenkins

Meet the character who #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Renee Russell calls “50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian and I think 100% wonderful!”

Chinese American Cilla Lee-Jenkins is an aspiring writer with lots of stories to share. In the Cilla Lee-Jenkins series, author Susan Tan seamlessly weaves experiences growing up biracial with universal stories about making friends, getting along with family, and overcoming fears.

“Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend.” —Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story
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    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story

    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins (Volume 3)
      Written by Susan Tan; illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins returns to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful author while dealing with her Chinese-American family in Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by writer Susan Tan and illustrator Dana Wulfekotte.

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  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic
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    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic

    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins (Volume 2)
      Susan Tan; illustrations by Dana Wulfekotte
      Square Fish

    • In the second middle-grade novel starring exuberant third grader Cilla Lee-Jenkins, the future bestselling author writes a Classic.

      “Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will...

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  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire
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    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

    • Cilla Lee-Jenkins (Volume 1)
      Susan Tan; illustrations by Dana Wulfekotte
      Square Fish

    • Introducing Cilla Lee-Jenkins: 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined to become a future author extraordinaire!

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      • eBook

Susan Tan

Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, and, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, had very little hair until the age of five. After studying at Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire is her first book.

Jacqueline Moss Photography

Dana Wulfekotte

Dana Wulfekotte is a children’s book author, illustrator, and animator. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Queens with her boyfriend and two rabbits (whom she now regrets not naming Supernova and Sparkledust).

Sean McCarthy