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Charlene Chua (pronounced: CHOO-ah) (she/they) has illustrated many things over the years for kids of all ages. Her illustration work has won several awards including the Stonewall Award, while books she has illustrated have been nominated for OLA Forest of Reading, USBBY Outstanding International Books, OLA Best Bets, Shining Willow Award, and Kirkus Best Books. Charlene was born and grew up in Singapore and moved to Canada in 2007. They started work in 1998 as a web designer and went on to become a senior designer, web producer, and interactive project manager. However, what they really wanted to do was draw pictures all day. In 2003, they decided to give it a go, and, after a few years, they became a full-time illustrator. When they are is not making art, they enjoy cooking, reading, and playing with their cats. They now live with their husband (and cats!) in Hamilton, Ontario.

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