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POSTPONED - Jessica Kim, with Cindy Lin, discusses and signs Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

Jessica Kim, with Cindy Lin, book signing on Saturday, March 28, at 3pm


WE APOLOGIZE BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. There is currently no reschedule date but we will post updates as we get them. Thank you for your patience. 

On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her "Yu-MEAT" because she smells like her family's Korean barbecue restaurant. On the inside, Yumi is ready for her Netflix stand-up special. Her notebook is filled with mortifying memories that she's reworked into comedy gold. All she needs is a stage and courage.

Instead of spending the summer studying her favorite YouTube comedians, Yumi is enrolled in test-prep tutoring to qualify for a private school scholarship, which will help in a time of hardship at the restaurant. One day after class, Yumi stumbles on an opportunity that will change her life: a comedy camp for kids taught by one of her favorite YouTube stars. The only problem is that the instructor and all the students think she's a girl named Kay Nakamura--and Yumi doesn't correct them.

As this case of mistaken identity unravels, Yumi must decide to stand up and reveal the truth or risk losing her dreams and disappointing everyone she cares about. (Kokila)

Jessica Kim writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Before she was an author, Jessica studied education at UC Berkeley and spent ten years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grades in public schools. Like Yumi, Jessica lives with her family in Southern California and can’t get enough Hot Cheetos, stand-up comedy, BTS, and Korean barbecue.

Cindy Lin is a former journalist with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She has worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment and has written and produced many multimedia news features for children, one of which received a Peabody Award. The Twelve is her debut novel.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525554974
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

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