Author Archives: amitha

Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Mike Jung, Author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities

This week, the amazing children’s author visiting the blog is Mike Jung, author of the middle grade novel Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities. Here are Mike’s answers to my three burning questions: 1) Which of your characters do you most … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: David Yoo, Author of The Detention Club

This week’s Asian American children’s author is David Yoo. His most recent book for kids is the middle grade novel, The Detention Club. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? David Yoo: A lot of my … Continue reading

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Preschooler Favorites: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke Zita the Spacegirl is a graphic novel for younger readers about a young girl named Zita who discovers an asteroid with a big red button. Despite her friend Jonah’s warnings, Zita pushes the big … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Grace Lin, Author of Starry River of the Sky

On the blog this week, I am very excited to have one of my favorite Asian American children’s authors, Newbery Honor receiving author and illustrator Grace Lin!  (See my review of her adorable book Dumpling Days.) 1) Which of your characters … Continue reading

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MG Novel: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Nest by Esther Ehrlich Nest by Esther Ehrlich is a literary upper middle grade to lower YA novel (read: “tween novel”) about a young girl named Naomi, or “Chirp,” living in 1970s Cape Cod and what happens to her family … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Sheela Chari, Author of Vanished

This week’s Asian American children’s author is Sheela Chari, author of the middle grade mystery novel Vanished. (BTW I love this cover! So mysterious.) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Sheela Chari: Vanished was first written … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Kashmira Sheth, Author of Tiger in My Soup

The next author in the Asian American Children’s Authors series is award-winning and multi-faceted author Kashmira Sheth. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Kashmira Sheth: Amitha, thank you for inviting me to participate in your blog! I … Continue reading

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Quick Recap #2: Asian American Children’s Author Blog Series

The summer is almost over, it’s time for another recap post! Here’s who I’ve had on the blog so far: (For Weeks 1-5 click here) Week 6: Mitali Perkins, editor of Open Mic and author of Bamboo People Week 7: Livia Blackburne, … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Fonda Lee, Author of Zeroboxer

Our next author is Fonda Lee, author of the upcoming book, Zeroboxer. I am so intrigued by that title! (Adding it to my to-read list right now.)  1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Fonda … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Uma Krishnaswami, Author of The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic

Next up in this series is Uma Krishnaswami, the author of numerous books for all age ranges. Her newest book, The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic, is the sequel to critically acclaimed novel The Grand Plan to Fix Everything. 1) Which of your characters do … Continue reading

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