Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, May 20, 1:00 PM
Virtual School Author Visit: Jessica Kim presents Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
Greenlight Bookstore is thrilled to welcome author Jessica Kim to share her hilarious and heartwarming new middle grade novel Stand Up, Yumi Chung! with students, classrooms, and families! 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. One day after her summer test-prep 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's lie snowballs into a full-blown double life, and she must decide to stand up and reveal the truth or risk losing her dreams and disappointing everyone she cares about. Join Jessica for a special live online reading, book talk, and presentation about breaking out of your comfort zone—where students can ask questions too!
Use coupon code STANDUP to get $5 off purchase of Stand Up, Yumi Chung! from greenlightbookstore.com before May 27!