Meet the author
Ran Wei Baker is a Chinese American children's book author based in Maplewood, NJ. The Boba Bear Bilingual series are Ran's first self-published children's board books. She saw a need for more bilingual books in the children's books market, especially for modern families like hers with mixed-heritage children.
Boba Bear is Ran’s love letter to her daughter, Lily. She wanted to create relatable and engaging learning books that make reading a fun experience for both parents and children, in hopes that multicultural kids like Lily can find joy and take pride in seeing books on the shelves that celebrate their culture and language.
Somewhere in between storytelling and writing, Ran is a wanderlust. She enjoys road trips, hikes in the mountains, and cuisines from all over the world. Music is her native language, and her favorite brain foods are boba and books. Ran is a wife to an amazingly supportive partner, proud daughter to immigrant parents, and mother of a sweet and playful little bilingual boba bear cub, Lily.
Follow Ran’s book adventure on Instagram @bobabearbilingual