Meet the Author

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan and her older siblings, Ron and Karen, were the first members of her family to be born in the United States. Their parents, Danny and Estella Kwan, came to the U.S. from Hong Kong in the 1970s.

Kwan was inspired to become a world-class skater after watching Brian Boitano win a gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Just seven years old at the time, she thought, "Okay, tomorrow I'll go to the Olympics." She quickly learned that realizing her dream would take many years of hard work!


Michelle Kwan always wears a gold Chinese good-luck charm around her neck. The necklace was a gift from her grandmother.

Michelle Kwan
You can find out more about Michelle Kwan and her achievements at this Web site.

Other Books Written by Michelle Kwan

  • Michelle Kwan: My Book of Memories: A Photo Diary
  • The Winning Attitude! Michelle Kwan Tells What It Takes to Be a Champion
    (with Julia Richardson)