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MG Book Review: Dumpling Days by Grace Lin

  Dumpling Days by Grace Lin What a great book! The story is about a young Taiwanese-American girl named Pacy who visits Taiwan with her family.  Newbery Honor-winning author Grace Lin draws on her own family trips to perfectly capture what … 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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Going Beyond Fan Fic – Making Your Favorite Characters Your Own

“Where do you get your ideas?” This is one of the questions that authors dread because it comes up so frequently, pretty much every time they take questions at signings or other events. I went to an event with Jane Yolen once … Continue reading

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