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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Aisha Saeed, Author of Written in the Stars

This week on my blog, I have Aisha Saeed, author of the debut YA novel Written in the Stars, a contemporary YA novel about Naila, a Pakistani-American girl whose conservative immigrant parents push her towards marriage and away from the perfect boy she’s fallen … 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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YA Book to Look Out For: MATERIAL GIRLS by Elaine Dimopoulos

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos Hi all! This week I wanted to plug a book by one of my very good friends, Elaine Dimopoulos. Elaine and I are writing buddies, which means once a week, every week we sit at … Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read This Year (2014 edition)

This has been a great year for kid’s books and as usual I was completely conflicted about which books to choose! I’m at the point in my writing career where I’ve met some very spectacular published authors, soon-to-be authors, as … Continue reading

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YA Book Review and Giveaway: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley Set in 1959 Virginia, this unforgettable novel tells the story of Sarah Dunbar, a member of the first group of African American students to integrate her town’s public high school. Extremely bright and ambitious, Sarah faces numerous threats, … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: David Yoo, Author of The Detention Club

This week’s Asian American children’s author is David Yoo. His most recent book for kids is the middle grade novel, The Detention Club. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? David Yoo: A lot of my … 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 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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