Author Archives: amitha

Calling all diverse kidlit professionals in the Greater Boston Area

The reason I’ve been super busy this last month is that in addition to writing and mommying two small children, I’ve been working with the New England branch of the SCBWI to put together a networking event at the Boston Public … Continue reading

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You’re invited to the Material Girls release party!

Elaine Dimopoulos is having a launch party at the Boston Public Library for her brand new book Material Girls. Here are the details from her website: Material Girls Release Party! Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. Abbey Room, Boston Public Library I’ll be there … Continue reading

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The Crossing (Daughters of the Sea Book 4): Q&A with Author Kathryn Lasky, Book Excerpt, and Giveaway

This week on the blog, I’m very lucky to have the award winning author Kathryn Lasky. Her latest book, The Crossing, is the final book in her Daughters of the Sea series, and it comes out on April 28th. This … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos Project Runway meets Nashville meets intelligent YA dystopia in this brand new book by my writing buddy Elaine. Told from two points of view, Material Girls tells the story of Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde, two girls living … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: I.W. Gregorio, Author of None of the Above

The very first author in my Asian American Children’s Author series this year is I.W. Gregorio. Dr. Gregorio is a surgeon, a writer, and a founding member of the phenomenal We Need Diverse Books team, and I am super excited to have her … Continue reading

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2015 Asian American Children’s Authors Blog Series

I’m starting to line up some more authors for my blog series. If anyone has recommendations for authors they’d like to see on the series, send them my way and when I get a chance, I’ll shoot them an email … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM followup

So last week on the blog, I reviewed Friends for Freedom, but unlike with my other picture book reviews, you may have noticed that I didn’t include a reaction from my kids. This was because I hadn’t read it to them. I … Continue reading

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Picture Book: Friends for Freedom by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Friends for Freedom by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (For those of you budding artists out there: last week on the blog, the illustrator shared some of her early sketches for this book, so be sure to check out that … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nicole Tadgell, Illustrator of FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell This week on the blog, I am excited to have my very first illustrator guest post from the award-winning and prolific illustrator Nicole … Continue reading

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3 Questions for Donna Gephart, Sydney Taylor Honor Winner for DEATH BY TOILET PAPER

Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart This week on the blog, I am honored to take part in the 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour. As part of this blog tour, I had the opportunity to interview Donna Gephart, … Continue reading

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