pub. January 5, 2021 - available now!

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My newest book, written by New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne, is I Dream of Popo. This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever.

I dream with Popo as she rocks me in her arms.
I wave at Popo before I board my flight.
I talk to Popo from across the sea.
I tell Popo about my adventures.

When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong.


Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese-American illustrator based out of Seattle. She has taught illustration courses at Columbia College Chicago and at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. Julia was the visual arm of Chicago’s 2017 March for Science and has had the honor of being an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre for the Arts in 2014 and in 2017. She is currently the recipient of a 2019-2021 Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellowship at the University of Chicago.


Julia is proudly represented by Emily Van Beek at Folio Literary for book illustration. Please reach out to Emily directly at emily@foliolit.com for any book inquiries. You can also reach Julia at juliaskuo @ gmail.com.

photo by Erin Drewitz

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 Let's Do Everything and Nothing (2022), Roaring Brook Press
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story (2022), Little, Brown and Co.  
I Dream of Popo (2021), Roaring Brook Press
Heroism Begins With Her (2019), Harper Collins
The Accessory Handbook (2018), Ten Speed Press
Distillery Cats (2017), Ten Speed Press
The Sound of Silence (2016) , Little, Brown and Co.
The Curious Artist: Drawing Trees and Leaves (2016), Quarry Books
Go, Little Green Truck! (2016), Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
How To Get Dressed (2015), Ten Speed Press
20 Ways to Draw a Shoe (2015), Quarry
Daisy and Josephine (2014), Paula Wiseman Books
The Thing About Luck (2014), Atheneum Books
20 Ways to Draw a Dress (2014), Quarry
20 Ways to Draw a Cat (2013), Quarry
Everyone Eats (2012), Simply Read Books, purchased and reprinted by Scholastic 
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream (2011), Little, Brown and Co.
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