Amelia to Zora | Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

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Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From writers to scientists, sports figures to politicians, this diverse collection highlights women who changed the world. Celebrating twenty-six unique voices, visions, and victories, Amelia to Zora, introduces children to the scope of both the struggles and the achievements of women historically and globally. Beautiful and intricate collages bring these women’s stories and message to life in this collection that will bring young readers inspiration in each turn of the page.


Cynthia Chin-Lee was born and raised in Washington, D.C. by a medical doctor father and a homemaker/artist mother. Cynthia began writing for fun when she was in the sixth grade. "I liked writing poetry and scribbling in my journal because I found it comforting and therapeutic. I still write for that reason and because I like playing with words."

Passionate about diversity and inclusion, gender equity, and LGBTQ+ rights, she frequently writes on topics in those areas. She graduated from Harvard University and has studied and worked at the East-West Center (Honolulu) and in Taiwan and China. Her award-winning books include "Operation Marriage"made into a short film at,  "Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World"; "Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World," "A is for the Americas" (with Terri de la Pena), "A is for Asia", "It's Who You Know" "Almond Cookies and Dragon Well Tea."

Cynthia enjoys speaking at schools, universities, professional associations and companies. She lives in Half Moon Bay, CA with her family.

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