Books by Justina Chen Headley

NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"You may have met your match in Headley. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The daughter of a verbally abusive cartographer attempts to chart the rugged emotional terrain of her life. Read full book review >
GIRL OVERBOARD by Justina Chen Headley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Headley brings Chinese history, the implications of wealth and the power of self-acceptance into soft focus, nudging reflective readers to delve deeper after they reluctantly turn the last page. (Fiction. YA)"
Syrah wants to be more than just the daughter of billionaire Ethan Cheng; she used to be a killer snowboarder, until a boy destroyed her trust and a horrific accident ruined her knee. Read full book review >
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (AND A FEW WHITE LIES) by Justina Chen Headley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Great voice from a very promising debut. (Fiction. YA)"
A tumble of words flows out of Patty Ho as she tries to figure out how to be 15, and half white, half Taiwanese, hapa, says her buddy Jasmine, the "Asian-ator." Read full book review >
THE PATCH by Justina Chen Headley
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Who knows—maybe eye patches will become accessorizing statements, but for an issue-driven offering, this one's not bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an unlikely hook to hang a story on, but since nearly five percent of children experience the condition, and may feel a twinge of discomfort regarding its treatment, the time has definitely come for this issue. Read full book review >