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Sylvia Liu

Sylvia Liu is a middle grade and picture book author. She is the author of the middle grade sci-fi, Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation (Razorbill/PRH, 2022) and Manatee's Best Friend (Scholastic 2021). Her picture book, A Morning With Grandpa, illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books 2016), won the Lee & Low New Voices Award. She is a contributing author to the picture book, Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, ed. Miranda Paul (Lerner 2019) and has a creative nonfiction memoir essay published in The Potomac Review (Spring 2018).

She co-founded the kid lit resource website, Kidlit411 (, consistently named by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers and runs a companion Facebook group of almost 15,000 writers and illustrators.