Monthly Archives: July 2014

Get to Know Asian American Chidren’s Authors: Mitali Perkins, Editor of Open Mic and Author of Bamboo People

Our next author in this blog series is one of my favorite authors, Mitali Perkins. I admire Mitali’s writing, her work ethic, and her outspoken activism. She tackles tough topics with aplomb and grace. (My review of Open Mic, her most recent … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors Series: Quick Recap

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really enjoying this series! At first, I was worried about asking all the authors the same questions (which I did because I have about 15 authors lined up) but it has been fascinating to see … 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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Mommy Read it Again: I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakité

I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakité (Author), Baba Wagué Diakité (Illustrator) I stumbled across this book at the library while browsing and was drawn in by the hilarious and cute title. The story is about what happened … 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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My critique group buddy’s book launches today!

Just a quick post to let you know that today is the launch of Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne! If you love YA fantasy this book is for you. Livia is a member of my writing group and I saw … 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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