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Grace Lin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2339

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts and proofs for two middle-grade novels by Grace Lin, as well as sketches and related material for picture books written and illustrated by Lin.


  • Creation: 2015-circa 2021


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

Author and illustrator Grace Lin was raised in upstate New York, and earned a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her first book, The Ugly Vegetables, was published in 1999. In addition to picture books, which she both writes and illustrates, she has written several middle-grade novels for children, including Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, which earned a Newbery Honor. Her efforts campaigning for diversity earned her recognition as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling by President Barack Obama. In 2022 she was awarded the Children’s Literature Legacy Award from the American Library Association. Lin lives in Florence, Massachusetts.

Biographical source:

"About Grace." Grace Lin personal website. Accessed May 2022.


1.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 hollinger boxes and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains written and illustrative production material for children's books written and illustrated by Grace Lin.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Grace Lin Papers, 2015-circa 2021
Caitlin Marineau
May 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library