Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature

Ying Chang Compestine

Peter J. Shields Library
Winter Quarter 2012

In honor of the Eighth Annual UC Davis Children's Literature Lecture, the UC Davis University Library presents an exhibit of selected works of noted author, public speaker, educator, and television host Ying Chang Compestine. Ms. Compestine will give two lectures at UC Davis on February 23, 2012. The morning lecture will be held at Freeborn Hall at 10:30 a.m. and the evening lecture will held at the Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m. A book sale will be held after each lecture. Ms. Compestine will sign books after the evening lecture. This event is presented by the UC Davis School of Education. For more information, please go to Words Take Wing Presentations: Ying Chang Compestine

Ying Chang Compestine

Ying Chang Compestine was born and raised in Wuhan, China. She came to the U.S. for graduate school. After both her parents passed away, she began writing to cope with her grief and to reconnect with China. Ms. Compestine earned a master's degree in sociology from the University of Colorado. Prior to writing, she taught sociology at colleges and universities in both the U.S. and China.

Ms. Compestine is the author of numerous books, including picture books, young adult novels, and cookbooks for adults that promote healthy eating. Drawing from her childhood experience and described as "Anne Frank in the Cultural Revolution," Her young adult novel Revolution is not a Dinner Party has received more than 30 awards, including the California Book Award, ALA Best Books and Notable Books and the San Francisco Chronicle Best Children's Fiction Book. In her collection of short stories A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, Ms. Compestine uses tantalizing recipes as a common thread to cook up a unique offering of eight compelling ghost stories. All the Chinese ghosts in these stories have as strong a desire for revenge as for delicious food.

About the Author (https://pdf/wordstakewing-compestine.pdf)PDF


For additional information about this exhibit, please contact Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services Librarian Roberto C. Delgadillo, (530) 752‑8266 or rdelgadillo@ucdavis.edu