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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

With a focus on local and Asian books, two authors who regularly write book reviews share why they do it, how they select the books, and how they make their reviews diverse and relevant for their local readership.

Book Review Childrens Books Reading

Hwee Goh

Hwee Goh (Singapore)

Hwee Goh was classically trained at the Medill School of Journalism and spent 16 years at CNA before writing 11 fiction and non-fiction books for children. She is also a strategic communications and editorial specialist. Hwee is most appreciated for her experience as a journalist and her insights on reading and writing. Since 2014, she has been known for her bookish content, reviews and author interviews @hweezbooks.

Low Ying Ping

Low Ying Ping (Singapore)

Low Ying Ping is the bestselling author of the middle grade/young adult fantasy series Mount Emily, as well as the quirky and full-filled fantasy adventure story Prophecy of the Underworld. She has written a three-volume English adaptation of the Chinese classic, Journey to the West, for younger children. Her novels have won the Singapore Book Awards and were shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and the Popular Readers’ Choice Award. She reviews books on Instagram @lowyingping.

Kim Beeman

Moderator Kim Beeman (USA/Singapore)

Kim Beeman has worked worked as a teacher-librarian in international schools in Thailand and Singapore for the last ten years. She now works as the Head of Library in the Senior School at Tanglin Trust in Singapore. She holds a degree in English from Harvard College, as well a Master's degree in Library Science and a PGCEi. Kim is also a member of the executive committee of the International Schools Library Network and sits on the Authors and Illustrators Committee for AFCC. Kim is passionate about reading, writing, and research.    

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