Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Chao lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """American Panda"""

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *B&N Teen Blog Most Anticipated Debuts, 2018

-- *Justine Magazine’s Most Anticipated Books, 2018

-- *Bustle’s 27 Most Anticipated YA Contemporary Books

-- *New York Public Library’s Most Anticipated YA Books, 2018

-- *Hypable’s Most Anticipated Diverse YA Books, 2018

-- *Read Brightly’s 18 Most Exciting YA Books, 2018

-- *Book Riot’s Must Read February Books

-- *Starred Review, VOYA

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selections, Illinois Reading Council, 2019


-- """Our Wayward Fate"""

-- *BuzzFeed's 24 YA Books To Devour During Asian Pacific *American Heritage Month

-- *Paste Best Young Adult Novel of October, 2019

-- *B&N Teen Blog's October's Best YA Reads

-- *She Reads's 10 Diverse books by women to read, 2019

-- *Indigo Most Anticipated Teen Title