SEEING EMILY by Joyce Lee Wong

SEEING EMILY: a novel in free verse, speaks directly of the heady, messy experience of being a teenager. Emily, a Chinese-American teen, tries out different versions of herself as she pursues her growing passion for art, her interest in a sexy new student, and her need to break away without breaking her tightly-knit family apart.

Joyce Lee Wong has worked as an attorney, interpreter, teacher, and writer. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, she completed a PEN Center USA West Emerging Voices fellowship. Ms. Wong was awarded the 2007 International Reading Association / Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for her novel, SEEING EMILY.