Paula Yoo

  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Screenwriter
  • Musician

Paula Yoo is the author of 12 children’s books and Young Adult novels. Her books have won many awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature, YALSA-ALA Excellence in Nonfiction Honor, Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, Michigan Notable, Asian/Pacific American American Librarians Association (APALA) Award, IRA Notables and Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections, plus starred reviews from Kirkus, Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal.

NEW BOOK

Rising From the Ashes

Based on more than 100 personal interviews, Rising from the Ashes follows these events through the eyes and experiences of the families of Rodney King, Latasha Harlins, shooting victim Edward Jae Song Lee, and dozens of business owners, journalists, police officers, firefighters, activists, and other community members. Deeply researched and compulsively readable, this is a vivid, propulsive, and moving story of a pivotal moment in recent American history that continues to resonate today.

Publication date: May 7, 2024

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“Paula Yoo’s latest is a compelling, nuanced account of Los Angeles’s 1992 uprising and it’s impact on its Korean and Black American communities. Deeply researched and compulsively readable, this is a vivid, propulsive and moving story of a pivotal moment in recent American history that continues to reasonate today.”

 

Norton Young Reader

GALLERY

Honoring the work of photographer Hyungwon Kang

Armed Korean American volunteers guard California market from approaching looters in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California on April 30, 1992 during the second day of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Photo ©Hyungwon Kang /Los Angeles Times

 

 

Visit the gallery dedicated to the work of photographer Hyungwon Kang, whose images are featured in the new book “Rising From The Ashes”

 

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