Philomel Books Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All
Philomel Books Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All

Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All

By Chanel Miller


Publication Date: April 23, 2024

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We’re excited to welcome New York Times bestselling author and artist Chanel Miller on Thursday, April 25 at 6pm at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto to celebrate the launch of her charming new middle grade novel, Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All. Select “in-store pickup” at checkout if you would like to pick up your book at the event. RSVP Now »


Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6

New York Times bestselling author and artist Chanel Miller tells a fun, funny, and poignant story of friendship and community starring Magnolia Wu, a ten-year-old sock detective bent on returning all the lonely only socks left behind in her parents' NYC laundromat.

Down at the bottom of the tall buildings of New York City, Magnolia Wu sits inside her parents’ laundromat. She has pinned every lost sock from the laundromat onto a bulletin board, in hopes that customers will return to retrieve them. But no one seems to have noticed. In fact, barely anyone has noticed Magnolia at all. 

What she doesn’t know is that this is about to be her most exciting summer yet. When Iris, a new friend from California arrives, they set off across the city to solve the mystery of each missing sock, asking questions in subways and delis and plant stores and pizzerias, meeting people and uncovering the unimaginable.  

With each new encounter, Magnolia learns that when you’re bold enough to head into the unknown, things start falling into place.

About the Author

Chanel Miller is a writer and artist. Her memoir, Know My Name, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the California Book Award. It was also a best book of the year in Time, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Time Next 100 honoree, and was a Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym Emily Doe. She has always dreamed of writing and illustrating children's books. You can visit her online at or follow her on Instagram @Chanel_Miller.

Author Residence: New York City

Author Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Format: Hardcover

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: April 23, 2024

ISBN: 9780593624524

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