Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, where she now lives with her husband and son. Her books include The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, and Shelter, a novel for young adults. A popular radio personality, Jen appears regularly as a contributor on The Next Chapter and is a frequent co-host of the Studio One Book Club.
When Avril Lavigne issued a defence on Twitter, peppered with LOLs and claiming that because Japanese people were involved in the development of the "Hello Kitty" video, it couldn't possibly be racist, I gave up. It's the same tired defence we hear all the time. But my best friend is Asian/gay/vegan!
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