Tag Archives: YA

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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YA Book Review: Love Edy by Shewanda Pugh

Love Edy by Shewanda Pugh When the author emailed me asking if I’d review this book, I was excited to see an African American girl on the cover, but was more than a little worried about the genre–I don’t typically enjoy … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Padma Venkatraman, Author of A Time to Dance

Our very first author in this blog series is the award-winning and versatile author, Padma Venkatraman. Her latest book is A Time to Dance. (Side note: I absolutely love this cover and have already purchased my copy of the book!) Padma … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now is a new romantic scifi from Ann Brashares, bestselling author of the beloved Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series. As soon as I started reading this book, I was drawn into the story. The premise is reminiscent … Continue reading

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