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Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of three young adult novels, including Finding my voice and Saying Goodbye, graduated from Brown University. Her stories and essays have been published in Witness, The Kenyon Review, Newsweek, and the New York Times. She was a Fulbright Scholar and has recieved many honors for her work, including an O. Henry honorable mention for an adaptation of a chapter of Somebody's Daughter, the Best Book Award from the Friends of American Writers, and a Best Book for Young Adults citation from the American Library Association. Lee has been a MacDowell Colony fellow and has served as a National Book Award judge for young people's literature, and she is a founder of the Asian American Writer's Workshop.