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Up Close and Personal with Author and The UnPrison Project’s Deborah Jiang Stein GIVEAWAY

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Deborah Jiang Stein was born in prison to a mother addicted to drugs and later adopted into a loving Jewish family. Her story is not a typical Asian American story and that’s exactly why it’s so interesting. It’s all here in her new book Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. The story of a woman whose gift for finding purpose …

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2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Adult, YA and Children’s Literature

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The Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature honor and recognize individual works about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage with exceptional literary and artistic merit. The awards are given in five categories, including Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature and Picture Book. The Submission by Amy Waldman won the Adult Fiction award. Amy Waldman imagines the …

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Asian American Writers’ Workshop Winners, Scholarships for Adopted Korean Kids

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From Marie Myung-Ok Lee, A founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop If you’re like most Asian Americans, you grew up in an immigrant family. Your mother and father struggled to make ends meet. They raised you. They relied on you for English. Maybe you were a reader, but it never occurred to you that …

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Tiger Mom Amy Chua: Is She in a Race to Nowhere? (or I.Q. without Emotional Intelligence = Tweaky)

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I had posted on my parenting blog, PragmaticMom: Education Matters, about A Race to Nowhere and on my reaction to Amy Chua/TigerMom/Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior, when I realized that these two hot buttons are actually very similar. Amy Chua’s extreme parenting style, a.k.a. Tiger Mom, is a result of her own lack of emotional …

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Ru Freeman: New Stunning Debut Novel, A Disobedient Girl (Sri Lankan Asian American Author)

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Reviews for A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman: “Evocative and moving. Ru Freeman is a marvelous storyteller who sees deeply into the complex layers of compassion and love, of sorrow and betrayal. An amazing first novel.” — Ursula Hegi, New York Times bestselling author of The Worst Thing I’ve Done and Stones from the River “A thrilling debut: …

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APALA Awards for Children’s Books and Young Adult Literature. Have You Heard of These?

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It came as big surprise to me to learn that there is, indeed, an Asian American Children’s and Young Adult Lit Award. It was Faye Bi from Little Brown who kindly pointed it out to me. I am pretty surprised because I spent the last year tracking Google Alert words “Children’s Book Award” in search of …

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