Books and Boba

Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

#95 – Author Chat with Jessica Kim

On this episode we chat with author Jessica Kim about her debut middle-grade novel Stand Up, Yumi Chung! A delightful story about a girl stuck between her immigrant parent’s expectations and her dream of becoming a stand-up comic. We chat with Jessica about her inspirations about the book, her journey from teacher to published author, and relive our memories of hagwons and perms. Oh and Reera shares some Korean dad jokes!

Follow Jessica at @jesskimwrites and pick up Stand Up Yumi Chung! at your favorite bookseller today (call in your order and use curbside delivery)!

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The Books & Boba March 2020 pick is The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar

This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

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