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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: 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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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: Livia Blackburne, Author of Midnight Thief

Author Livia Blackburne’s brand new book, Midnight Thief just came out last month. If you haven’t read it already, OMG go out and by a copy now!!! (And, oh yeah, Livia happens to be a writing group buddy, so I … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Chidren’s Authors: Mitali Perkins, Editor of Open Mic and Author of Bamboo People

Our next author in this blog series is one of my favorite authors, Mitali Perkins. I admire Mitali’s writing, her work ethic, and her outspoken activism. She tackles tough topics with aplomb and grace. (My review of Open Mic, her most recent … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Nandini Bajpai, Author of Starcursed

The next author in this blog series is Nandini Bajpai, author of the recently published Red Turban White Horse and Starcursed. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? Nandini Bajpai: I identify with all my … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Sayantani DasGupta, Co-Author of The Demon Slayers and Other Stories

Our next author in this series is doctor-writer Sayantani DasGupta. I am a huge fan of Sayantani’s writing and am an avid follower of hers on twitter. (No, seriously, follow her!) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify … Continue reading

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My personal #weneeddiversebooks story

I attended a CBC Diversity event last night where a recurring theme seemed to be fear. People are afraid to publish books in case they get things wrong and there is a backlash or they draw criticism. And it led … Continue reading

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3 Questions for Kathryn Lasky, Author of The Escape (Horses of the Dawn Book 1)

It’s a brand new year and we have a brand new book from the bestselling and award-winning author, Kathryn Lasky. Horses of the Dawn: The Escape by Kathryn Lasky Here’s the synopsis from publisher: The horses are in danger. They … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski

I was having kind of a bad day, and this book cheered me right up! The premise is what drew me to the novel: Eighth-grader Rachel Lee helps her mother with her housecleaning business, only to find out that she … Continue reading

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