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Get to Know Asian American 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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Guest Post by Author Anna Staniszewski: Top Five Favorite Fairy Tales

  Today on the blog, I’m excited to have a guest post by Anna Staniszewski, author of the hilarious My Very Unfairy Tale Life series. The last book in the series, My Sort of Fairy Tale Ending, comes out on November 5th, so … Continue reading

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3 Questions for Kathryn Lasky, Author of The Extra

I’m very excited to have Kathryn Lasky on my blog today! Kathryn Lasky is a prolific author, having written everything from fiction to nonfiction for people of all ages. She has won numerous awards and has even had a book … Continue reading

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Photos from my visit to the Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athenæum is a gorgeous historic library on Beacon Hill with a large collection of original artwork, manuscripts, and maps (they also have a children’s section). Here are some photos from my visit there this past week.  

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Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne This is an e-book by my very talented writer buddy, Livia Blackburne. I was lucky enough to see early versions of this novella and was very excited to see how well the final version turned out. … Continue reading

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My O-Word Conundrum

Before you get any weird ideas, let me clarify that the word I’m talking about is the word “oriental,” and at the outset I want to admit that I used to use this word. My excuse is that I grew … Continue reading

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