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YA Book Review and Giveaway: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley Set in 1959 Virginia, this unforgettable novel tells the story of Sarah Dunbar, a member of the first group of African American students to integrate her town’s public high school. Extremely bright and ambitious, Sarah faces numerous threats, … Continue reading

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Recap #3: Quotes from the Asian American Children’s Author Series

The Asian American Children’s Author blog series has come to an end! What was originally going to be summer series went all the way through to October. I interviewed 16 Asian American kid’s authors, asked them the same 3-4 questions … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Veera Hiranandani, Author of the Phoebe G. Green series

The next author in my Asian American Children’s Author blog series is Veera Hiranandani, author of the middle grade novel, The Whole Story of Half a Girl. She has two books coming out today (!) in her brand new Phoebe … Continue reading

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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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