Tuesday, November 12, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Judith Huang, she wrote a book about a girl who accidentally creates a new universe in her mother's government lab

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.

Judith Huang

Types of kidlit books
Young adult

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
Sofia and the Utopia Machine (Epigram)

Describe your style
A scifi adventure with a social message

How did you get started?
I realized that many of the books I read as a teenager had a great impact on me and wanted to give especially Singaporean teens a protagonist whom they could relate to

Where do you get story ideas?
Many of my story ideas come to me in dreams and visions

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Sofia and the Utopia Machine is about a young girl who accidentally creates a new universe in her mother's government lab, and then has to go on the run, learning about the different strata of her society. It's an exciting adventure that also reveals much about the country we live in.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Let them read what they enjoy

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Remember what it was like to be a child without the rose tinted lenses of adulthood. Children's problems seem trivial to adults but they are not trivial to the child as it affects their whole world.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
I'd love to see a dedicated prize for Young Adult fiction in the local scene. Right now there isn't one.

Website: www.judithhuang.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judtheobscure/

The updated list here

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