Cherry Mo is the author-illustrator of her debut picture book, HOME IN A LUNCHBOX, releasing on June 11, 2024 from Penguin Workshop (Penguin Random House). This book is inspired by Cherry’s personal experience of moving from Hong Kong to America at the age of ten. Through writing and illustrating, she hopes to bring young readers a sense of comfort and belonging. She draws inspiration from her personal experiences and Chinese-American background. Cherry has a second picture book coming from Penguin Workshop (details are to be announced).
Besides her creative work, Cherry is actively involved in a nonprofit organization focusing on self-awareness. She is invited to speak monthly on topics related to cultivating a positive mindset in daily life. She translates her practices of self-awareness into her author-illustrator work, and she hopes to continue creating meaningful stories that inspire children to understand themselves and assist others.