I AM AN AMERICAN:
THE WONG KIM ARK STORY

Written by Martha Brockenborough and Grace Lin
launch date November 23, 2021

Preorder now!
"...This detailed picture book biography introduces readers to a historical figure who changed birthright citizenship laws. The digitally rendered artwork fills each spread, and its detailed imagery gives insight into life in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1880s and early 1900s...
An important picture book biography to augment classroom conversations about immigration and citizenship."

- School Library Journal.

ABOUT

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.


CONTACT

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
NOTABLE CLIENTS  

New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Google
ProPublica
Vox
Science Friday
Harpers Magazine
Buzzfeed
Vice
Eater
Fendi
Stasher Bags
Simon and Schuster
Macmillan Publishing
Hachette Book Group
Scholastic
Crown Publishing


BOOKS

 Let's Do Everything and Nothing (2022), Roaring Brook Press
Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now (2021), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story (2021), 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.

Back to Top