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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Rich Lo

Genre: C:CHILDREN Illustrator Non-Fiction

Born: Canton, China



Illinois Connection

At the age of seven, Lo and his family immigrated from China to the United States and settled in Chicago's Chinatown. Lo graduated from Eastern Illinois University and currently resides in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rich Lo is an accomplished illustrator and fine artist, his work can be found on packaging and ads for national brands and on large installations in public buildings throughout the Midwest. He is also the illustrator of Mountain Chef and Father's Chinese Opera, which was an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Father's Chinese Opera"""

-- *Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Picture Book Category, 2014-2015


-- """Chinese New Year"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020