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Lyla Lee



C.J. Lee

Lyla Lee is the author of "I’ll Be the One" and the Mindy Kim series for younger readers. Born in a small town in South Korea, she’s since lived in various cities throughout the United States. Inspired by her English teacher, she started writing her own stories in fourth grade and finished her first novel at the age of fourteen. After studying psychology and cinematic arts at the University of Southern California and working in Hollywood, Lyla now lives in Dallas, Texas. When she’s not writing, she is teaching kids and searching for the perfect bowl of shaved ice. 

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Books:
Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed
Children / Teens
Simon & Schuster
January 2020
ISBN 9781534440098
$16.99, NYP
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Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year
Children / Teens
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 9781534440111
96 pages
$16.99, NYP
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Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this second novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year! Mindy is excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Even though it’s the first one without her mom, Mindy is determined to enjoy the day. More/less

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