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AAPI Children’s and Young Adult Lit Winners and Honorees for 2012 Newbery, APALA, Sibert and More!

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I wanted to add my congratulations to these authors, illustrators, and publishers. This post is from PaperTigers.org, a wonderful website and blog for librarians, teachers, publishers, and all those interested in young readersÁ books from and about the Pacific Rim and South Asia. These are the winners from the APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association). Winners …

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Top 10: Best Japanese American Children’s Books (ages 2-16)

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The story of Japanese immigration is also true for my own family history.  Changes in Japan during the Meiji Restoration from 1868 to 1912 wrought great changes in Japan as the country tried to modernize.  The old feudal system of titled landowners was abruptly stripped away, and the daimyo domains of titled landowners were turned …

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What Happened to Harvard Plagiarist Kaavya Viswanathan Anyway? How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life…Updated

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I just learned of Kaavya’s recent tragedy. Her parents were in a fatal airplane crash recently. My deepest sympathy for her loss. Her neurosurgeon father was the pilot of a small plane and her obstetrician mother was the passenger. The cause of the crash is still being determined. ——————————— …and how Kaavya Viswanathan, then 17-years-old …

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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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