A Celebration of Literature for Children and Young Adults
Calgary Convention Centre ~ October 3-5, 1996 ~ Calgary, Alberta
He has been a part-time instructor of English, a visiting lecturer in Asian American Studies and a writer-in-residence. His Chinese-American background is central to the spirit of many of his novels. He comments, "Having been raised in a Black ghetto and having commuted to a bilingual school in Chinatown, I did not confront White American culture until high school. Approaching that culture as somewhat of a stranger, I have been fascinated by all its aspects..." All of Mr. Yep's books have dealt with the outsider. In recent years he has explored the rich mythology of China in his writing.
Laurence has received numerous awards for the many books he has written. Dragonwings alone won nine awards in 1975-76, while in 1989, Rainbow People won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
Child of the Owl, HarperCollins, 1977.
Dragon Cauldron, HarperCollins, 1991.
Dragon of the Lost Sea, HarperCollins, 1982.
Dragon Steel, HarperCollins, 1985.
Dragon War, HarperCollins, 1992.
Dragon's Gate, HarperCollins, 1993.
Dragonwings, HarperCollins, 1975.
The Rainbow People, HarperCollins, 1989.
Sweetwater, HarperCollins, 1973.
Thief of Hearts, HarperCollins, 1995.
Tongues of Jade, HarperCollins, 1991.