Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire

Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire

Oliver Chin, Charlene


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  • sequel to 2007 storybook, which is in its 2nd printing

  • martial arts is an increasingly popular after-school activity for kids

  • capitalizes on the popularity of Asian film (Kung Fu Panda) and its stars (new Karate Kid with Jackie Chan)

  • special sales appeal (martial arts schools and programs)

  • There are +30,000 schools in the USA (Martialinfo.com)

  • In California, there are +13,000 martial arts studios (including YMCA & healthclubs)

  • 21 million adults have participated in some form of a martial arts program

  • 17 million have participated in Yoga (a popular form of martial arts)

  • Author

    Oliver Chin:
    Oliver Chin has written The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Baltazar and the Flying Pirates, Welcome to Monster Isle, Timmy and Tammy’s Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. He is writing Julie Black Belt’s sequel and lives in San Francisco, California.

    Charlene Chua was born in Singapore and raised on a diet of American cartoons and music in the midst of a booming Asian city. She now is an award-winning illustrator living with her husband and cats in Toronto, Canada, and illustrating Julie Black Belt’s sequel.