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Lisa Yee Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2127

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to children's books written by Lisa Yee, including corrected typescripts, correspondence, page proofs, galleys, notes and ephemera. The collection also contains printouts from Yee's blog.


  • 2003-2014, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Born on August 27, 1959, Lisa was raised hear Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California, studying English and Humanities. Her first book, Millicent Min, Girl Geniuswas published in 2003 and won the Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her publications have received awards, being named NPR Best Summer Read and USA Today Critics' Top Pick, while Stanford Wong Flunks Big-timewas an ALA Notable Book. Yee is also the co-owner and creative director of Magic Pencil Studios, a strategic creative company. She currently resides in South Pasadena, California.


8.75 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript material related to children's books by Lisa Yee.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lisa Yee.

Lisa Yee Papers, 2003-2014, undated
Kate Dietrick, Caitlin Marineau
February 2014, July 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library