Confetti Moments Episode 72: Andrea Wang— Award-winning author of Watercress

I cannot tell you what an honor it was to do this week’s episode. I am proud to introduce you to Andrea Wang, who is the 2022 Newbery Honor Book Award recipient and the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature recipient for the book Watercress (this book also won the Caldecott medal). She shares the story behind this semi-autobiographical book that has received such acclaim. You will learn more details about the story and its impact on the literary world and those who have read it. A special moment is when she recounts the day that she learned about winning the Newbery Honor. Andrea also shares such wisdom about her life as an author which was a second career for her. Her wish is that listeners or readers who might have felt “othered” will find hope and connection to her story. Her love of reading and picture books is contagious— this is a special episode. I hope you enjoy getting to know Andrea better.

Click HERE to listen to this week's episode.

Below you will find the Amazon affiliate links for the books mentioned in this episode. Just click the title to purchase.


Luli and the Language of Tea 

The Sweetest Scoop 


Ways to connect with Andrea: (website)

@andreaywang (Twitter)

@andreawhywang (Instagram) (for author visits)

@ramonarecommends (Instagram)

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