Authors & Illustrators

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng, a former high-school history teacher and university instructor, was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is the maternal half-sister of President Barack Obama. She says Ladder to the Moon, her first picture book, was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother. Maya Soetoro-Ng lives in Hawaii with her husband and two daughters.

Books written by Maya Soetoro-Ng

  • Escalera a la Luna

    By Maya Soetoro-Ng
    Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $18.99
    “A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. . . . Captures the luminosity of both the sky and the people on earth striving to make the world a better place.” — Booklist (starred review)

  • Ladder to the Moon

    By Maya Soetoro-Ng
    Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $18.99
    “A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. . . . Soetoro-Ng, maternal half-sister of Barack Obama, has written this story of compassion as a tribute to their mother.”—Booklist (starred review)

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