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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, and The Fifth Book of Peace, among other works. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award. She worked for many years as a senior lecturer in creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kingston lives in Oakland, California.


Books for Black History Month

Join Penguin Random House Education in celebrating the contributions of Black authors, creators, and educators. In honor of Black History Month in February, we are highlighting stories about the history of Black America, the experiences of Black women, celebrations of Black music, and essential books by Black writers. Find more books from Penguin Random House:

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Vulture shares a list of Must-Read Books for Women’s History Month (Recommended by Women Writers)

Penguin Random House is proud to highlight some of the amazing women from this article whose work we’re fortunate enough to share with the world. See some of their selections below.     Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston   Amber Tamblyn, author of Era of Ignition:

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