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Nancy Zhang

Biography

Nancy Zhang

Nancy Zhang a freelance illustrator from Toronto. She entered OCAD University in 2008 to pursue a career in illustration and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Illustration.

Nancy Zhang

Books by Nancy Zhang

Written by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Nancy Zhang - Children's 4-8, Picture

When Alice Paul was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home. But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change. But who would change them? She would! In her signature purple hat, Alice organized parades and wrote letters and protested outside the White House. She even met with President Woodrow Wilson, who told her there were more important issues to worry about than women voting. But nothing was more important to Alice. So she kept at it, and soon President Wilson was persuaded.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

When Zoey Webber is invited to be a star contestant on Fashion Showdown Junior, it makes news headlines. But there’s even bigger news at home: Zoey’s aunt Lulu is about to have a baby, and Zoey’s dad has finally announced the identity of the mystery woman he’s been dating. Zoey isn’t sure she’s ready for anyone to fill her mom’s shoes, even if she is the perfect fit!

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoey Webber is selling her designs at an outdoor market! Then her fashion idol, Daphne Shaw, offers to feature a Sew Zoey piece in her pop-up show. It sounds great, until Daphne doesn’t like Zoey’s samples. Zoey spins her wheels, realizing that she has only ever sold her clothes online, and has never had to see a shopper’s negative reaction. What if the booth bombs? When Zoey’s confidence in her designs is shattered, can she break the cycle?

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoey’s friend Libby is preparing for her bat mitzvah, and Zoey, Priti, and Kate are really excited for the big party. Libby asks Zoey to make her dress, and loves the design --- but her mom thinks it’s inappropriate. Can Zoey find a way to compromise while still giving Libby her dream dress?

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoey helps her new friend Sean start a fashion club at school, promising to allow anyone to join. But when someone unexpected shows up to the first club meeting, Zoey struggles to stay true to her ideals and keep her focus on the clothes.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoey’s aunt lets Zoey in on a very big secret: She and her fiancé are throwing a surprise wedding! She asks Zoey to make the wedding dress and be a junior bridesmaid. Zoey is so excited about the wedding she could burst --- but can’t say a word to anyone except her dad and Marcus.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Kate is nursing a swimming injury, so she suddenly has tons of free time…and wants to spend it with Zoey. But between helping her frenemy and attending fittings for a tween TV star who wants to buy one of her outfits, Zoey is too busy. Kate fears that Zoey is changing.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

For Zoey Webber, the end of summer means beach trips, concerts, and lots of time to sew. She’s making clothes for her friend Libby’s little sister, pillows for her friend Priti’s new bedroom, and a surprise for her brother’s rock band. It all seems to be going swimmingly, but under the surface, things are getting rough.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

In the seventh book in the Sew Zoey series, it’s almost summer vacation, and Zoey Webber won’t exactly be taking it easy. She and her friend Priti are going to sleepaway camp for the first time! The camp has canoeing, crafts…and a “no technology” rule. How will Zoey survive six weeks without sewing and blogging?

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoey Webber would do --- and sew --- anything for her friends, so she jumps at the chance to make very special outfits for their very special events. Zoey is sewing up a storm, while also launching an online store with another sewing blogger! Then a string of surprises and setbacks makes a mess of her plans, and Zoey gets really ruffled.

written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Fiction

When Aunt Lulu goes out of town Zoey’s family takes care of her fourteen-year-old dog, Draper. Zoey dresses Draper in adorable homemade outfits for his daily walks, and when the fashionable doggie duds start getting attention in the neighborhood, Zoey finds herself swamped with requests to make pet clothes. How will she keep up with the demand on her small fabric budget and with limited time?

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

It is Spirit Week at Zoey Webber’s middle school, and she is having a blast coming up with themed outfits…until her friend is the victim of a Hat Day prank. When Zoey writes about the incident on her Sew Zoey blog, she gets one nasty blog comment after another, and another, and another.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoey’s school is having a dance, and everyone is talking about whom to ask (and what to wear!). Zoey gets to work sewing special dresses for her friends Kate and Priti, and the girls make a pact to ask their crushes. Things seem all zipped up…until Zoey gets a phone call from her favorite reality show, "Fashion Showdown!"

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Over the summer, fashion-loving Zoey Webber gets the best news ever: Her middle school is getting rid of uniforms! There’s just one problem. Zoey has sketchbooks full of fashion designs, but nothing to wear! So with a little help from her best friends Kate and Priti, she learns to make her own clothes. She even begins to post her fashion design sketches online in a blog.

Written by Chloe Taylor with illustrations by Nancy Zhang - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Things are going great for Zoey on the fashion front: She meets a real designer who tells her she should enter a big sewing contest, and she finds out that her idol, Daphne Shaw, is a fan of her blog! But off the runway, Zoey’s having friend trouble times two.