Ching Yeung Russell is a writer. Her breakthrough book is called "First Apple." It tells the story of a young girl in China who's never tasted an apple, and sets her mind to do just that. It's pretty close to a true story about her own upbringing.
Ching grew up in mainland China with her grandparents. In seventh grade while working in the rice fields she decided she wanted to become a writer. But there was one problem: her family needed her to be a factory worker. Ching tells Dick how winning a writing contest changed her family's expectation of her and about the joy of publishing her first book in English. Ching's latest book is entitled "Tofu Quilt."