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        Linda Sue Park

        Linda Sue Park is the Newbery Award-winning author of A Single Shard. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, Linda Sue Park compares writing to sports, questions animal sounds among different countries, and says that young writers need to practice writing. You can watch the interview, view the interview transcript, read a short biography on Linda Sue Park, or see a selected list of her children's books.

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        Always Writing

        Author Linda Sue Park describes her earliest experiences with reading and writing. As an early reader, Park was eager to use her new skills, sometimes causing concern with her teachers!

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        Free Books

        Libraries are great resources, and Linda Sue Park has grown to appreciate all that they offer. In this clip, Park describes her immigrant father's first encounter with an American library.

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        Exotic Stories

        As a child growing up in the Midwest, Linda Sue Park enjoyed stories that introduced her to "exotic" destinations. As Park read about characters from far-off lands -- Brooklyn to Bangladesh -- she related to their experiences and realized the world isn't such a big place after all.

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        Family Stories

        Linda Sue Park encourages young writers to listen to family stories told by their parents and older relatives. These tales might uncover new bits of history and spark a curiosity within an aspiring writer.

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        Reasons for Writing

        A swap journal can be a great way for young writers to share their writing with other writers. Watch as Linda Sue Park describes this fun writing project.

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        Practice Writing

        Linda Sue Park encourages young writers to think of writing like a sport and make time to practice.

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        Animal Noises

        Does a dog say "mung-mung" or "woof-woof?" Linda Sue Park was inspired to write about animal noises from her time as an ELL teacher.

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        Remember the Stories

        As an author, Linda Sue Park's goal is to create memorable stories for her readers.

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        Dragon Humps

        Linda Sue Park reads a selection from her book, "The Firekeeper's Son."

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