Mei-Ling Hopgood is author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Lucky Girl and a freelance journalist who has written for various publications, ranging from the National Geographic Traveler and Marie Claire Magazine to the Miami Herald and the Boston Globe, She has worked as a reporter with the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and in the Cox Newspapers Washington bureau. A recipient of the National Headliner Best in Show, she has received several national and international journalism awards. She is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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