Book Friends Forever
Episode 1: How it all began… Join best friends Grace Lin and Alvina Ling as they discuss going from childhood friends to becoming author and editor. Grace Lin is a bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, and Alvina Ling is Editor-in-Chief at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (a division of Hachette Book Group).
Episode 2: The Caldecott Honor! Grace Lin and Alvina Ling talk about the news that Grace’s picture book A Big Mooncake for Little Star was awarded a Caldecott Honor, and share how they each first heard the news. They also discuss what’s on their minds: extroversion vs. introversion, and share what they’re grateful for this week.
Episode 3: Kindling Words, and controversial photos in Grace’s high school yearbook. Grace and Alvina talk about when they first attended the Kindling Words retreat together, where Grace shared an early draft of her first novel The Year of the Dog. They also discuss what’s on their minds: the recent discovery of photographs with students in blackface in Grace’s high school yearbook—for which Grace was the editor. And they end with what they’re grateful for this week.
Episode 4: What success means to us, and we remember Grace’s first novel, the Year of the Dog. Grace and Alvina talk about how they measure success in their fields, remember when Grace first wrote and published her first novel, The Year of the Dog, and end with what they’re grateful for.
Episode 5: Public Speaking! Grace and Alvina talk about how Sales Conference at a publishing company works, and how they’ve both developed as public speakers when it doesn’t come naturally to either of them. And, they end as always with what they’re grateful for.
Episode 6: Work-Life Balance. Grace and Alvina talk about how they balance work with life (do they?), and take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about what they thought they wanted to be when they grew up when they were kids. And, as always, they end as always with what they’re grateful for.