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Stand up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim []



Eleven-year-old Yumi Chung has been scribbling in her super-secret comedy notebook, practicing her jokes daily, and studying the best stand-up on YouTube, all in the hopes of one day getting her own Netflix comedy special. Shy and awkward, she’s mostly performed for an audience of one – herself. But then a case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected opportunity to join a comedy camp taught by her favorite YouTube comedian. Only problem? No one knows who she really is. As she gains confidence in herself, she’ll have to own up to her lies and stand up for her dreams. Amidst all the laugh-out-loud moments, Stand Up, Yumi Chung! is a heartwarming and genuinely charming story about the sacrifices we make for our families, facing the consequences of your mistakes, and becoming enough for yourself.

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