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The Longer Version

Before Ruth began illustrating and writing full-time, she spent much of her Canadian childhood tobogganing, her teenage years in Hong Kong and China, another portion of time studying art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a decade working with youth and families in schools, after school and summer programs in underserved communities in Boston, DC, and NYC.


She nows spends her time creating children’s picture books, drawing comics, and freelance illustrating. Ruth lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit for more info.

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Ruth Chan is an illustrator and author who spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada, her teens in China, a number of years studying art and education, and a decade working with youth and families in underserved communities. She now writes and illustrates full-time in Brooklyn NY. Visit for more info.



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