American author of young adult fiction
Stacey Heather Lee is an American young adult author and former lawyer.
- I think the “young adult” age is such a critical period of our lives. Young adults are still young enough to dream of magic and possibility, yet old enough to think for themselves and to begin to make real change in the world.
- On why young adult literature is so important in “Safer Is Not Always Better: An Interview With Stacey Lee” in Musing (2019 Aug 13)
- It might feel safer to stay hidden away, but safer is not always better. We all have things to say. Learning how to speak up helps us feel valued and a part of the community. And by honing our voices, we can change the world.
- On the need to hone one’s voice in “Safer Is Not Always Better: An Interview With Stacey Lee” in Musing (2019 Aug 13)
- I just did not feel like there were any Asian women out there who I could identify with…I thought it was our role to be quiet and that people would look down on me if I ever spoke out.
- On feeling that she did not have a voice in her youth in “Interviews: Stacey Lee” in BookPage (Aug 2019)
- My parents never overtly pushed us to marry Chinese (in fact, my dad was an equal opportunity dater in his time). However, they always encouraged us to value our Chinese-ness. It was never something to be ashamed of. I grew up in a very Chinese American household; Mom cooked Chinese food almost every night, yet she loved her French cooking classes. We all played multiple classical instruments, but were also avid Broadway fans.
- On her household’s value on being Chinese American in “AN INTERVIEW WITH STACEY LEE” in BookSlut (Jul 2015)