Ching Yeung Russell
Ching Yeung Russell has a lot in common with Ying, the young narrator
of Moon Festival, a picture book set in southern China of the late
1940s. Moon Festival details the colorful ancient customs associated
with the mid-autumn festival, which celebrates the reunion of family.
also the narrator of Ms. Russell's trilogy of novels-First Apple,
Water Ghost, and Lichee Tree set in Chin's rural south of the 1940s-perseveres
to accomplish her goals despite many hardships. Ms. Russell herself
overcame substantial obstacles, including language, to bring these
autobiographical stories form concept to press. Compelling and poignant,
these award-winning stories showcase the author's ability to make
another culture and era relevant to today's readers.
Apple, a recipient of the Charlotte Award, given by the New York
Reading, is also a Parent's Choice Award Winner and has been translated
Russell was born in Guangdon, China, and moved to Hong Kong, where
she majored in Chinese literature at Hong Kong Baptist University
and worked as a freelance writer. After teaching Chinese literature
in a Hong Kong junior high school, she married and immigrated to
the United States.