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Ginnie Lo

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Ginnie Lo received her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Biography: Ginnie Lo and her sister Beth are the creators of Mahjong All Day Long, which won the Marion Vannett Ridgway Award for an outstanding picture book debut. Like their first book, Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic is inspired by the sisters' memories of growing up Chinese American in the Midwest. Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic appears on many Thanksgiving Reading Lists for Children. Ginnie Lo is a retired computer science professor who taught at the University of Oregon for many years. She enjoys hiking, international folk dancing, and traveling especially taking family trips to China. The mother of two grown children, she currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.

  • """Mahjong All Day Long"""
  • -- Marion Vannett Ridgway Award for outstanding picture book debut """Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic"""
  • -- Highly Commended Title, Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2013
  • -- Illinois Ag in the Classroom Book Selection, Illi

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Auntie Yang's great soybean picnic /
ISBN: 1600604420 OCLC: 776999987

"A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans--a favorite Chinese food-growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event. Includes author's note and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Mahjong all day long /
ISBN: 0802789412 OCLC: 55019136

Walker & Co., New York : 2005.

Two children describe the family tradition of playing mahjong.