Welcome to Lily LaMotte

MEASURING UP by Lily LaMotte

New York Times Book review

“The increasingly suspenseful elimination rounds of the contest give this funny, fast-paced narrative its dramatic arc. And the graphic novel format, featuring Xu’s big-eyed characters, clean lines and simple, playful aesthetic, is a perfect vehicle, allowing readers to see for themselves what Cici’s creative rice dishes look like….The happy ending, meanwhile, is as satisfying as a juicy dumpling.”

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Watch the short video of the reading of Chapter One in partnership with Studio East.

Also, check out Lily’s cooking video for HarperCollins’ Shelf Stuff on YouTube

and Lily, Robin Ha, Shannon Hale, and Kathleen Gros at their NY Comic Con Metaverse panel.

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MEASURING UP with HarperAlley

is reviewed by the New York Times Book Review,

an Amazon Best Books November Selection,

a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection,

Parents Magazine Book Nook October Selection,

a Fall 2020 Indie Next Selection,

and a CBC October Hot Off the Press Selection.

And, thank you for adding MEASURING UP to your Goodreads shelf here!

Lily is signing both the hardback and paperback copies at Brick & Mortar Books at info@brickandmortarbooks.com or by phone (425-869-0606) and at the Third Place Books buttons below. Please let them know if you would like the book personalized.

MEASURING UP announcement

My Projects:

I am passionate about supporting libraries through my work as a King County Library System Foundation Board member. This year’s 2021 Virtual Gala has a free main program kicking off with Kwame Alexander reading his poem followed by the keynote by Colson Whitehead. The VIP Literary Lion includes thirty authors (including me!) and is by registration.

Kwame Alexander, Erica Bauermeister, Charles Blow, Mike Chen, Hsiao-Ching Chou, Naima Coster, Matt de la Peña, Bob Dugoni, AJ Hackwith, Donna Barba Higuera, Kiku Hughes, Pramila Jayapal, Alka Joshi, Lauren Ko, Nina LaCour, Lily LaMotte, Karl Marlantes, Ciscoe Morris, Emma Teal Laukitis & Claire Neaton, Steve Olson, Ijeoma Oluo, Mitali Perkins, Mattilda Sycamore, Aiden Thomas, Jess Walter, Lindy West and Molly Wizenberg.

I also support kidlit writers. I was a member of the SCBWI Western WA advisory committee in many roles such as SCBWI WWA Conference Coordinator, interim Assistant Regional Advisor, Monthly Programming Coordinator, and Weekend on the Water Retreat Coordinator. 

I am a member of and highly recommend these writing organizations:

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Contact Lily to inquire about author visits.