Traci Chee

Traci Chee

Visiting Faculty


Traci Chee is a best-selling and award-winning author of books for young people, including the instant New York Times best seller The Reader and Printz Honor Book, Walter Award Honoree, and National Book Award Finalist We Are Not Free. Her latest title is A Thousand Steps into Night, a Japanese-influenced young adult fantasy, which was longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, egg painting, gardening, and hosting game nights for family and friends. She lives in California with her fast dog.


  • MA English – Creative Writing, San Francisco State University