Children’s writer who won the 2005 biennial Laural Ingalls Wilder Medal for his improvements to children’s books. He experienced emotions of isolation and loneliness while developing up as an Asian-American within an African American community of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. He became a runner up for the Newbery Medal for his books Dragonwings and Dragon’s Gate. His parents titles are Yep Gim Lew and Franche. Another Asian-American article writer who resided in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA can be Andrew Lam.