Waka T. Brown | Author

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Waka is a Stanford graduate with a B.A. in International Relations and a Master’s in Secondary Education. She has authored the following children’s books through Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books:

  • While I Was Away (2021) is her debut novel.
  • Dream, Annie, Dream (2022) is her first work of historical fiction.
  • The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura (2023) is a contemporary re-imagining of the Japanese folktale, “The Melon Princess and the Amanjaku.”
  • Perfect, her debut picture book (illustrated by Yuko Jones), publishes on Oct. 1, 2024.