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Jennifer Mook-Sang

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Jennifer Mook-Sang was born in Guyana, South America, and moved to Canada at the age of fourteen. Since she can remember, she’s loved to read. Summers would find her curled up with humungous stacks of Enid Blytons and comic books. When she’d read those a trillion times over and knew them by heart, she’d start reading her textbooks for the coming year.

Jennifer didn't consider writing until she began reading stories to her two boys. Those books were so much fun and clever, creating one seemed like the best thing anyone could do. She took writing classes and workshops and read lots about writing. She wrote bad stuff and not-so-bad stuff until she had written a whole book about a boy who really didn’t want to give a speech.

That book Speechless was published by Scholastic and nominated for many awards. Jennifer has enjoyed visiting numerous schools and libraries to talk to students about the joys of reading, writing, and procrastination. She is a member of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and The Writers’ Union of Canada, and eligible for subsidies for school and library appearances. See jennifermooksang.com to contact and for more information about her author visits and workshops.

Jennifer lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband. When she isn’t writing, Jennifer likes to read recipe books and cook things like biryani, cassava pone, and guacamole. She can also twist a mean balloon animal.
Available For
School and library presentations and workshops - all grades.
Manuscript evaluation - children's
Publications
Speechless (Scholastic, 2015)
Captain Monty Takes the Plunge (Kids Can Press, 2017)
Awards
Speechless:
Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2017
Short-listed, Surrey Schools Book of the Year 2017
Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) 2017
Short-listed, Langley Book of the Year 2017
Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction 2016
Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award 2016
Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) 2016
Commendations for Speechless: CBC Best Books of the Year 2015, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens 2016, OLA Best Bets 2015, CBC Writers to Watch 2016, TD Summer Reading Club 2017
Other Memberships
The Writers' Union of Canada
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
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