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Justina Chen papers

Identifier: CLRC-2156

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to publications written by Justina Chen, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected page proofs, notes, research material, page proofs, holographs, and correspondence.


  • 2004 - 2018


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

Justina Chen was born in 1968 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania and graduated from Stanford University. Her debut novel Nothing But the Truth (And A Few White Lies)won the 2007 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. From 2007 to 2008 she toured across the United States with Olympic Gold medalist Hannah Teter to promote her novel Girl Overboardand to encourage young adults to "change the world." Her personal website can be found at


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to young adult novels written by Justina Chen.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Justina Chen.

Justina Chen papers, 2004-2018
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
July 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • April 2018: New material added by Caitlin Marineau
  • 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