Meet the Author
Richard Phillips Jr.
Richard Phillips Jr., a bilingual (English/ Mandarin Chinese) 11 years old, completed Volume 1 of his children's interactive book series designed to teach Mandarin Chinese to children of all ages.
Richard, born to Jamaican parents, is from Queens, New York, and lived there his entire life. Since the age of 8months old, Richard was introduced to Mandarin Chinese by attending classes and eventually enrolled in Avenues, The World School NY, a language immersion school.
Richard also displayed a substantial potential for the performing arts, in theatre/film/TV projects. Richard also portrayed Young Simba on the Broadway North American Lion King tour.
Richard has also appeared in Sesame Street Singapore (as a bilingual student), Nickelodeon(dancer), Kimmy Schmidt, and Power (HBO). Richard's combined love for languages and the creative arts lead him to this publication project.