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Gretchen Schields

Amy Tan wrote her first published essay, "What the Library Means to Me," at age eight. She has since become the author of two well-known works of fiction: "The Joy Luck Club," which was chosen by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults; and "The Kitchen God's Wife," named a 1991 "Booklist" Editor's Choice. Her first book for young people was the highly praised "The Moon Lady," illustrated by Gretchen Schields (Macmillan). Her recent essay, "Mother Tongue," was included in the 1991 edition of "Best American Essays." Prior to writing fiction, Ms. Tan worked as a language

Susan Cheyney

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