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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Rich Lo

Genre: C:CHILDREN Illustrator Non-Fiction

Born: Canton, China



Illinois Connection

At the age of seven, Lo and his family immigrated from China to the United States and settled in Chicago's Chinatown. Lo graduated from Eastern Illinois University and currently resides in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rich Lo has been drawing and painting since he was a child. When he was seven years old, Rich and his family immigrated to the United States from Canton, China, and settled in Chicago's Chinatown. He is an accomplished illustrator and fine artist, Rich Lo's work can be found on packaging and ads for national brands and on large installations in public buildings throughout the Midwest. He is also the illustrator of Mountain Chef and Father's Chinese Opera, which was an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book. He is the author-illustrator of After the Snowfall, Chinese Kite Festival, and Chinese New Year Colors.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Father's Chinese Opera"""

-- *Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Picture Book Category, 2014-2015


-- """Chinese New Year"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020


-- "After the Snowfall"

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly