Bao Phi is the author of A Different Pond, a picture book which received a Caldecott honor, an Ezra Jack Keats new author honor, the Charlotte Zolotow award for excellence in children’s book writing, and six starred reviews. He has also written two collections of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel and Sông I Sing, both of which are taught in classrooms across the country.
He was Minnesota Monthly’s Author of the Year 2017 and City Pages’ Best Author 2018. He continues to tour as a featured guest speaker and artist across the country. He is the program director of events and awards at the Loft Literary Center.