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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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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Wong Herbert Yee, author of Mouse and Mole

Next in the blog series, I am honored to have Wong Herbert Yee, award-winning author and illustrator of the absolutely delightful Mouse and Mole series. (Side note: Preschooler Monkey loves Mouse and Mole!) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Authors: Emily Jiang, Author of Summoning the Phoenix: Poems & Prose about Chinese Musical Instruments

The second author in our Asian American author series is Emily Jiang, author of the brand new book Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments. Here are Emily’s answers to my questions (in poems and prose!): 1) Which … Continue reading

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New Blog Series: Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors

After all the buzz of #weneeddiversebooks, I wanted to keep the conversation about diverse stories and authors going. Now that we know there are readers out there looking to support Asian American children’s authors, why not make their lives easier … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: Limelight Larry Deserves the Spotlight

This week, I wanted to spotlight one of my two-year-old’s favorite books from the library this past month: Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson Limelight Larry features a hilarious, self-centered peacock who is excited to have a book all about HIM! … Continue reading

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Agent News and a Silly Goose

First things first, I have news on the writing front: I have an agent! I’m now being represented by the Sheldon Fogelman Agency. Very exciting! It’s been a while since one of my Friday Library Trip posts, so I thought … Continue reading

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Medical Fiction Question #3: A Question So Easy a Brain Surgeon Could Answer It (Oh Wait…)

Q: (edited to remove specifics about the manuscript) In the book my one lead character – a Brain surgeon – will be performing two major surgeries during the life of the book, one on [an animal], and the other she … Continue reading

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Friday Library Trip: Toddler Picks and Mommy Picks

I’m beginning to notice that the toddler likes to pick books that have something familiar about them or are about one of her favorite topics. This week’s Toddler Picks: That’s Not My Train by Fiona Watt (author) and Rachel Wells … Continue reading

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Friday Library Trip: From Boat to Beach and Back Again

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. We’ve read a ton of books in the interim, (and actually we go to the library on Thursdays now, but oh well). Here are a few favorites: Tugga-Tugga Tugboat … Continue reading

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