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Children’s Author Chris Lin Will Be in Chicago For the Chinese Adoption Conference April 19th

04-17-2008 04:51 PM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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AnnArbor, MI April 16, 2008 – Chris Lin, author of the iParenting Award winning Mandy and Pandy Series will be participating in the East Meets West Chinese Adoption Conference, April 19th at the Embassy Suites, Chicago – O’Hare / Rosemont. The conference, featuring the best of the Chinese adoption world, hopes to bring adoption education to as much of the country as possible. While in taking part at the conference, Lin will be doing several book signings in the Chicago area beginning April 16th, 2-6 pm at the Chinese Cultural Bookstore, 2145-B S. China Place, 2nd Floor, Chicago; April 20th, 1-3 pm at the Café Express, 615 Dempster Street, Evanston; April 26th, 1-3 pm at the Chicago Kids Bookstore, 3453 N. Southport, Chicago.

Mandy and Pandy is an exciting series of twelve educational children’s books, teaching parents and their children to speak Chinese starting with Mandy and Pandy Say “Ni Hao Ma?” and Mandy and Pandy Play Let’s Count. These two wonderful books not only include an accompanying CD, they also display Chinese characters as well as pin yin phonetics, which help the reader pronounce the Chinese characters.

“Mandy and Pandy quickly became a part of my family’s household as well as many of my friends, family and neighbor’s,” said Melissa Golden, Sales Director of Mandy and Pandy. “I believe in these books and their purpose so strongly that I wanted to be a part of Mandy and Pandy so that others could experience the joy and education in their homes as Mandy and Pandy has brought into mine.”

Author and creator Chris Lin says he sees the importance of learning Chinese as a good foundation for the future so that now more than ever we all have a reason to learn even a little bit of Chinese. Books 3 and 4 are due to be released in July to coincide with the Beijing Olympics. These are Mandy and Pandy Visit China and Mandy and Pandy Play Sports.

“Mandy and Pandy look forward to helping teach Chinese to children and those who are young in their hearts,” said Lin. “Our year is full of appearances across the country and we are excited to be in Chicago as we continue on our journey.”

Mandy and Pandy has already been recognized as outstanding product by iParenting Media in the category of educational books for children as well as being nominated for several upcoming book awards. The iParenting Media award is considered one of the most prestigious awards for products for families.

Chris Lin is originally from Troy, Michigan where he played football on the State Finalist “Giant Killers” in 1985, and graduated as class president in 1987 from Troy High School. Lin went on to earn a BA in Economics and an MBA in marketing from University of Michigan and spent several years studying Chinese. When he brought his adopted daughter, Mandy, from China to Chinese class over a year ago, he realized that there was a need for fun books that made learning Chinese easy.

More information on Mandy and Pandy can be found at


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