Wendy Wan-Long Shang is the author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, which has received several awards, including the Asian-Pacific American Librarians Association’s Children’s Literature Award for 2012 and a place on six state reading lists. Wendy has worked on behalf of children as a juvenile justice attorney, a tutor at an elementary school and a juvenile facility, and a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, but her most joyful roles have been as a mother and children's book author. She also shares her love of children's books as a Ready 2 Read volunteer with her local public library, bringing library programs to child care centers.

Wendy lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC with her husband and three children.

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