Helena Ku Rhee is a writer of books for kids and the young at heart. Her most recent picture book, THE PAPER KINGDOM, was a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, NPR (and a staff pick), Parents Magazine, the Los Angeles Public Library, BookPage and Amazon, among others. Helena’s next picture book, ROSA’S SONG, will be published on June 7, 2022. Her writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Salon. Helena loves to travel far and wide across this beautiful planet, counting among her favorite journeys a camping trip in the Sahara, a swim with elephants in Thailand and a horseback-riding tour of Easter Island. She draws story ideas from her travels as well as her childhood.

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