Minh Le

“I believe that a book isn’t finished until it’s being read. So it’s an honor (and so much fun) for me to share books with students and watch stories come alive through the eyes of young readers.” 

Biography

Minh Lê is the award-winning picture book author of Lift(a Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2020 and Eisner Award nominee) and Drawn Together(winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature) illustrated by Caldecott-medalist Dan Santat,The Perfect Seat illustrated by Gus Gordon, and Let Me Finishillustrated by Isabel Roxas. He is also the author of Green Lantern: Legacy (his debut middle grade graphic novel for DC Comics, illustrated by Andie Tong) and appears in the anthology, The Talk: Conversations about Race,Love & Truth. 

Minh has several forthcoming projects in the works, including A Lotus for You, the authorized picture book biography of the world-renowned Zen Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thích Nhất Hạnh. Minh serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books and has been published by NPR, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. 

In addition to his life as an author, Minh is a federal early childhood policy expert and has worked in education at the national, state, and local level — both in and out of the classroom. He received his bachelor’s in Psychology from Dartmouth College and a master’s in Education Policy from Harvard University. Minh was also named one of the 100 Coolest Dads in America by Fatherly in 2018 (landing somewhere between LeBron James and President Barack Obama). 

Outside of spending time with his wonderful wife and kids, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.

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