Linda Sue Park reflects on the concept of "borders" during an authors' panel at Crossing Borders through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories.
About the author: Linda Sue Park became a published author at age 9, when a haiku she wrote appeared in a children’s magazine. Thirty years later, she published her first novel, Seesaw Girl, set in 17th-century Korea. Her research into Korean history and culture was the basis for other acclaimed young adult novels and picture books, including The Kite Fighters; When My Name was Keoko; The Firekeeper’s Son; and A Single Shard, winner of the 2002 Newbury Medal. Her latest novel, A Long Walk to Water, is based on the true story of one of the Sudanese "Lost Boys" airlifted to the United States in the 1990s, who eventually returned to his home region in southern Sudan to establish a foundation providing deep-water wells for remote villages in dire need of clean water.