Oliver Chin, Author and Publisher, to Speak on June 27
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
On June 27, 2017, Oliver discusses the state of the U.S. children's book industry and lack of Asian American representation. He shares how his publishing company Immedium has addressed this by collaborating with multicultural creators. Plus he illustrates how his stories have introduced inspirational characters and meaningful themes to a new generation of readers, parents, and educators.
Oliver Chin founded Immedium (www.immedium.com), a San Francisco publisher of wonderful and multicultural children's picture books.
A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, Oliver has increased the representation of Asian American characters in media. An independent book publisher, Immedium has published nearly 50 books since 2005.
Oliver is the author of the popular series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, which features each of the animals of the lunar new year. 2017 celebrates the conclusion of this groundbreaking collection, with the 12th story The Year of the Rooster.
Oliver's has written 20 books, including Julie Black Belt (www.julieblackbelt.com), the graphic novel 9 of 1: A Window to the World, and sports commentary The Tao of Yao: Insights from Basketball's Brightest Big Man. Immedium published the original stories of The Octonauts (www.octonauts.com), which is now a hit animated TV series worldwide and broadcast on the Disney Channel and Netflix, as well as the official adaptations of the animated show Justin Time.
Called "an expert on Pacific Rim pop culture" by the San Jose Mercury News, Oliver regularly presents at schools, libraries, and cultural associations nationwide.
Sponsored by Asian American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE) and the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Services in the Dean of Students Office