For Teachers
and Students

Welcome to the website of Paula Yoo.

Here is a list of all her recent print and media articles, author school visits and speaking engagements at various conferences and DEI corporate programs for your research. Several events also include links to archived video recordings featuring interviews and lectures.

Paula Yoo is available for author visits at elementary/middle/high schools and college/universities, as well as panels/lectures at conferences and DEI corporate programs.

If you’re interested in having Paula Yoo visit your school, library, bookstore, or organization, please contact The Author Village here and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Events

2024

Event: American Librarians Association (ALA) Conference in San Diego, TX
Date: June 27-July 2, 2024
Link: https://2024.alaannual.org

Event: Texas Librarians Association (TLA) Conference in San Antonio, TX
Date: April 17-19, 2024
Link: https://txla.org/annual-conference/

Event: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Date: April 20, 2024
Link: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-21/photos-los-angeles-times-festival-of-books  and https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-20/los-angeles-times-book-festival-writers-readers-tough-subjects

2023

Event: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Columbus, OH
Date: November 16-18, 2023
Link: https://convention.ncte.org

Event: School Library Journal Day of Dialogue
Date: October 12, 2023
Link: https://www.slj.com/event/school-library-journal-day-of-dialog-2023-fall

2022

Event: National Education Association (NEA) “Read Across America” Book
Date: May 1-31, 2022
Link: https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/read-across-america/find-your-book/whisper-rallying-cry

2021

Event: Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association & The National Association of Chinese Americans Present: “Remember Vincent Chin – 39 Years Later: A Conversation on AAPI Hate, Past to Present”
Date: June 23, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/TC6Y8t3bR6Q

Event: Glendale Public Library: “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry Author Talk with Paula Yoo”
Date: Thursday May 20, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/vdUoU4_SP2A

Event: One Detroit & APIA Vote Present: “How We Got Here: The Asian American Experience in Metro Detroit” with Roland Hwang, Jim Shimoura, Jasmine Rivera, Mai Xiong, David Han, Leinda Schleicher, Anand Kumar, State Representative Ranjeev Puri (D-Canton) and Paula Yoo
Date: Wednesday May 19, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/St55Mn42III  and https://youtu.be/beWbxNmR5bI and https://youtu.be/a9ACd8PIJA8

Event: Yale in Hollywood: “Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month – AAPI Filmmakers” with Jessica Yu, Quentin Lee, Paula Yu, Rich Ting and Esther Chai
Date: Tuesday May 18, 2021
Link: https://fb.watch/5Agh0UCW71/

Event: Dakota County Library Virtual Author Talk with Paula Yoo: “The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement”
Date: Thursday May 6, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/BOk1dzHsJss

Event: Chinese American Museum (CAM) Presents: “It Matters – Revisiting Vincent Chin and His Historic Impact on the Asian American Movement with Paula Yoo and Pam Ng”
Date: Tuesday May 4, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/DCRFkxlb5zY

Event: Freep Film Festival & Cinema Detroit “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” Screening & Panel Discussion with Paula Yoo, Juanita Anderson, Scott Kurashige, Jasmine Rivera, Esther Kim, Steve Byrne and Paula Guthat”
Date: Wednesday April 21, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/TIr1PV2QYc8

NEWS: MEDIA

The Stacks with Traci Thomas
Air Date: May 8, 2024
Link: https://thestackspodcast.com/2024/05/08/ep-318-paula-yoo

KBLA 1580 AM Talk Radio: Tavis Smiley
Air Date: May 6, 2024
Link: https://kbla1580.com/tavis-smiley/ and https://post.futurimedia.com/kblaam/playlist/listen-15706.html

ChatAAPI with Joe Wong (The 1990 Institute)
Air Date: May 31, 2023
Link: https://youtu.be/6eXDYLJ_azY?si=YqpqBjCb6SvVd__u and https://youtu.be/ZwzHCxG1PaY?si=-qKgCK7P6hk1b4Ve

WHAT MATTERS MOST PODCAST WITH PAUL SAMUEL DOLMAN
Air Date: August 11, 2022
Link: https://www.paulsamueldolman.com/parent/podcasts/pauly-cast/paula-yoo-1042/

MORE IN COMMON WITH RODNEY CAMPBELL AND KEITH RICHARDSON PODCAST
Air Date: December 16 & 23, 2021
Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-in-common/id1256899595

2021 BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK INTERVIEW WITH NONFICTION WINNER PAULA YOO
Air Date: October 21, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/MLEUouvGQZ4

PBS/KLCS EVERYBODY WITH ANGELA WILLIAMSON
Air Date: October 20, 2021
Link: https://klcs.org/everybody/

2021 BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT
Air Date: June 23, 2021
Link: https://www.hbook.com/story/presenting-the-2021-boston-globe-horn-book-award-winners & https://youtu.be/1gK-2Q09kbA

FIVE AUTHOR QUESTIONS PODCAST WITH KEVIN KING
Air Date: May 28, 2021
Link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/24aWMLYAiac56dnoyej7J1

“INSIDE THE ISSUES WITH ALEX COHEN” (SPECTRUM NEWS CHANNEL 1)
Air Date: May 27, 2021
Link: https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/shows/inside-the-issues

BOOK FRIENDS FOREVER PODCAST WITH GRACE LIN AND ALVINA LING
Air Date: May 23, 2021
Link: https://bookfriendsforever.com/home/episode-110-discussing-the-vincent-chin-case-and-anti-aapi-hate-with-paula-yoo

NEED TO KNOW WITH YOONJ KIM: “Congress Passes Hate Crime Legislation on Vincent Chin’s Birthday” (MTV)
Air Date: May 19, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/2bQji-lPweg

THEY CALL US BRUCE PODCAST WITH PHIL YU AND JEFF YANG
Air Date: April 30, 2021
Link: https://theycallusbruce.libsyn.com/125-they-call-us-vincent-chin

BOOKSMITTEN PODCAST WITH JACK CHENG AND PATRICK FLORES-SCOTT
Air Date: April 28, 2021
Link: https://booksmitten.us/episodes/7-interview-with-author-paula-yoo

NBC NEWS BAY AREA: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA WITH ROBERT HANDA
Air Date: April 25, 2021
Link: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/community/asian-pacific-america/award-winning-author-paula-yoo-on-asian-pacific-america/2528129

NBC NEWS BAY AREA WITH JANELLE WONG
Air Date: April 21, 2021
Link: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/book-about-1982-attack-sparks-asian-american-activism/2525013/

WDET/NPR WITH AMANDA LECLAIRE
Air Date: April 21, 2021
Link: https://wdet.org/posts/2021/04/21/90880-the-detroit-murder-that-galvanized-the-asian-american-civil-rights-movement/

NATIONAL ARCHIVES MUSEUM ONLINE
Air Date: April 20, 2021
Link: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/from-a-whisper-to-a-rallying-cry-the-killing-of-vincent-chin-and-the-trial-that-galvanized-the-asian and https://youtu.be/AzxsavhcGtY

GEEK GIRL RIOT WITH SHERIN NICOLE, ALICE MEICHI LI AND KAT BITTNER
Air Date: April 13, 2021
Link: https://idobi.com/podcast/asian-in-america-paula-yoo-from-a-whisper-to-a-rallying-cry/

WHAT MATTERS MOST PODCAST WITH PAUL SAMUEL DOLMAN
Air Date: April 10, 2021
Link: https://www.paulsamueldolman.com/parent/podcasts/pauly-cast/paula-yoo-812/

FOX 2 DETROIT NEWS WITH AMY LANGE
Air Date: March 30, 2021
Link: https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/1982-murder-of-asian-american-vincent-chin-in-hate-crime-the-subject-of-new-book

THE SREE SHOW PODCAST WITH SREE SREENIVASAN
Air Date: March 25, 2021
Link: https://youtu.be/0xTMkbGIS8s

ART BEAT WITH ZINTA AISTARS
Air Date: November 5, 2020
Link: https://www.wmuk.org/post/art-beat-whisper-rallying-cry#stream/0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS: PRINT

KIRKUS REVIEWS
“5 YA Books That Explore a Diverse Asian America”
By: Laura Simeon
Published: May 2, 2024
Link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/5-ya-books-that-explore-a-diverse-asian-america/

THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Asian American Children Are Front and Center in a New Version of a Groundbreaking Work: Erika Lee and Christina Soontornvat’s ‘Made in Asian America’ spotlights young people who defy erasure and make their own history”
By: Paula Yoo
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/26/books/review/erika-lee-christina-soontornvat-made-in-asian-america-a-history-for-young-people.html

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Photos: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books”
By: Michael Blackshire
Published: April 21, 2024
Link: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-21/photos-los-angeles-times-festival-of-books

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Some writers and readers wrestle with tough subjects at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books”
By: Andrew Khouri
Published: April 21, 2024
Link: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-20/los-angeles-times-book-festival-writers-readers-tough-subjects

THE CRE8ASIAN PROJECT
“Amazing Asians in the Arts: Paula Yoo”
By: Angela Chan
Published: April 29, 2023
Link: https://thecre8sianproject.com/blogs/news/amazing-asians-in-the-arts-paula-yoo

HORN BOOK
“From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: Paula Yoo’s 2021 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech”
Published: January 18, 2022
Link: https://www.hbook.com/story/from-a-whisper-to-a-rallying-cry-paula-yoos-2021-bghb-nonfiction-award-speech

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
“The New York Public Library: “2021 Best Books for Teens”
Published: November 23, 2021
Link: https://www.nypl.org/spotlight/best-books-2021

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Best Books of the Year – 2021”
Published: November 22, 2021
Link: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=best-nonfiction-2021-slj-best-books

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Best Teen Nonfiction of 2021”
Published: November 22, 2021
Link: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/200121216_chipublib_teens/2000663789_best_teen_nonfiction_of_2021

THE WASHINGTON POST
“Best Children’s Books of 2021”
Published: November 18, 2021
Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/kidspost/2021/11/17/best-childrens-books-2021/

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Best Books of 2021”
Published: October 22, 2021
Link: https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2021/young-adult

CNN
“History Refocused: Vincent Chin’s family never got the justice they wanted. But his case changed things for those who came after him”
Published: October 10, 2021
Link: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/us/vincent-chin-history-refocused-cec/index.html

ASAM NEWS
“Passing down Vincent Chin’s legacy to the next generation”
Published: August 16, 2021
Link: https://asamnews.com/2021/08/16/yoos-new-nonfiction-young-adult-book-tells-the-story-of-vincent-chin-a-chinese-american-man-who-was-beaten-to-death-in-detroit-in-1982/

RICH IN COLOR
“Learning About the Present Through Our Past”
Published: August 4, 2021
Link: http://richincolor.com/2021/08/learning-about-the-present/

THE HILL
“Here’s what Congress is reading at the beach this summer”
Published: July 13, 2021
Link: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/562716-heres-what-congress-is-reading-at-the-beach-this-summer

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Summer Reading 2021: 28 Enlightening & Highly Engaging Nonfiction Titles for Teens”
Published: June 2, 2021
Link: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=28-ya-nonfiction-titles-young-adult-teen-summer-reading-2021

THE TEACHING BOOKS BLOG
“Paula Yoo on From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement”
Published: May 20, 2021
Link: https://forum.teachingbooks.net/2021/05/paula-yoo-on-from-a-whisper-to-a-rallying-cry/

CRIME READS
“22 New Books by Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors Perfect for Mystery Readers”
Published: May 20, 2021
Link: https://crimereads.com/22-new-books-by-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-authors-perfect-for-mystery-readers/

GOOD MORNING AMERICA (ABC)
“Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021: The GMA Inspiration List”
Published: May 13, 2021
Link: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/making-asian-american-pacific-islander-history-2021-gma/story?id=76523380

KIRKUS REVIEWS
“8 YA Books That Could Change Your Mind”
By: Laura Simeon
Published: May 12, 2021
Link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/8_ya-books-that-could-change-your-mind/

MEDIUM
“Grieving Vincent Chin, 39 Years Later”
By: Paula Yoo
Published: May 11, 2021
Link: https://stopasianhate.medium.com/grieving-vincent-chin-39-years-later-f6d139d6eeec

THE TODAY SHOW (NBC)
“24 Beautiful Kids’ Books that Reflect the Asian American Experience”
By: Lisa Tolin
Published: May 5, 2021
Link: https://www.today.com/shop/asian-american-kids-books-aapi-month-t215525

BOOK RIOT
“12 of the Best April 2021 Mystery Books”
By: Jamie Canaves
Published: May 5, 2021
Link: https://bookriot.com/12-of-the-best-april-2021-mystery-books/

KIRKUS REVIEWS
“A Journalist Revisits the Case of Vincent Chin” by Laura Simeon
Published: May 3, 2021
Link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/paula-yoo-whisper-rallying-cry-interview/

JADE MAGAZINE
“Writing Like She Means It: Q&A with Paula Yoo, Author and Screenwriter”
Published: May 1, 2021
Link: http://jademagazine.com/152yoo.html

MACKIN COMMUNITY
“Filling in the Gaps: Why I write About Asian American History”
By: Paula Yoo
Published: April 27, 2021
Link: https://www.mackincommunity.com/2021/04/27/filling-in-the-gaps-why-i-write-about-asian-american-history/

NEW YORK TIMES
“Teach Your Kids to Resist Hatred Toward Asians”
By: Michelle Lee
Published: April 25, 2021
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/24/at-home/anti-asian-hate-books.html

DETROIT FREE PRESS
“With attacks on Asian Americans rising, virtual event will revisit the killing of Vincent Chin”
By: Julie Hinds
Published: April 20, 2021
Link: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/julie-hinds/2021/04/20/vincent-chin-slaying-topic-virtual-event-wednesday/7293916002/

NBC NEWS ASIAN AMERICA
“New YA book details how Vincent Chin’s killing galvanized Asian American activism”
By: Claire Wang
Published: April 16, 2021
Link: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/new-ya-book-details-vincent-chins-killing-galvanized-asian-american-ac-rcna691

SACRAMENTO BEE
“Your AAPI Newsletter: This Week in AAPI Pop Culture”
By: Ashley Wong
Published: April 15, 2021
Link: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article250615334.html

NORTHWEST ASIAN AMERICAN WEEKLY
“First book on Vincent Chin murder”
By: Samantha Pak
Published: April 15, 2021
Link: https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/04/first-book-on-vincent-chin-murder

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Four Questions for Paula Yoo”
By: Cady Zeng
Published: April 13, 2021
Link: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/86075-four-questions-for-paula-yoo.html

KIRKUS REVIEWS
“16 Best Books To Read in April”
Published: April 1, 2021
Link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-lists/16-best-books-read-april/#from-a-whisper-to-a-rallying-cry

TIME MAGAZINE
“Here Are the 15 New Books You Should Read in April”
By: Annabel Gutterman
Published: April 1, 2021
Link: https://time.com/5951168/best-books-april-2021

NPR CODE SWITCH
“How Vincent Chin’s Death Gave Others A Voice”
By: Karen Grigsby Bates
Published: March 27, 2021
Link: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2021/03/27/981718272/how-vincent-chins-death-gave-others-a-voice

DEADLINE DETROIT
“As Anti-Asian Racism Escalates, Ex-Detroit Reporter’s Book Examines Violent Killing Of Vincent Chin”
By: Allan Lengel
Published: March 26, 2021
Link: https://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/27656/as_anti-asian_racism_escalates_ex-detroit_reporter_s_book_examines_violent_killing_of_vincent_chin

THE DETROIT NEWS
“New book takes deeper dive into death of Vincent Chin”
By: Susan Whitall
Published: March 26, 2021
Link: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/2021/03/25/new-book-takes-deeper-dive-into-death-vincent-chin/7004901002/

CYNSATIONS: REFLECTIONS & CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE WORLD OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
“Interview with Linda Sue Park & kiBooka Authors & Illustrators”
Published: March 2021
Link: https://cynthialeitichsmith.com/2021/03/interview-with-linda-sue-park-kibooka-authors-illustrators/

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Books for Budding Activists: Spring 2021”
Published: March 4, 2021
Link: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/85721-books-for-budding-activists-spring-2021.html

BUSINESS INSIDER
“11 must-read books if you want to better understand the experiences of Asian-Americans”
By: Allison Jiang
Published: March 4, 2021
Link: https://www.businessinsider.com/best-asian-american-identity-experience-books