Wai Chim is the author of the popular junior fiction series Chook Chook, and two young adult books. Her novel, Freedom Swimmer, is inspired by her father who swam from China to Hong Kong to escape Communist rule.

Originally from New York, Wai has spent the past ten years living in Sydney. Born to immigrant parents who didn’t speak much English, Wai draws from her cultural background to tell engaging stories and give presentations that promote diversity, empathy and acceptance. Her exuberant and high-energy level presentations will have young audiences on the edge of their seats.