Category: Asian Literature and Immigrant Experience

[Monday Reading] Retaining One’s Name: Saoussan and Jangmi in “From Far Away” and “Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong”

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm ...

[Nonfiction Wednesday] Celebrating the Immigrant Experience in “Their Great Gift”

Fats here. We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2016 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Text by: John Coy Photographs by: Wing Young Huie Published by: Carolrhoda Books (2016) ISBN: 978-1-46778-054-4 “The interaction of disparate cultures, the ...

[Poetry Friday] Mother of Exiles – Emma’s Poem – An Independence Day Special

Myra here. I am happy to be joining the Poetry Friday community once more – and this week, on quite a special occasion as it is the 4th of July! Happy Independence Day, America! We had a chance to experience the fireworks and the festivities when we were in Las Vegas with family back in ...

Meet the Storyteller: Shaun Tan

Our featured storyteller needs no introduction. While we were supposed to post this interview in time for our Oddballs and Misfits theme, Academy Award Winning and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awardee Shaun Tan is also a perfect fit for our new bimonthly theme From Asia with Love: A Feast of Asian Literature. Think of this as ...

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[Pre-AFCC Glitter] Meet Naomi Kojima

 I am doing a series of interviews with invited guest speakers and other conference attendees: a Pre-AFCC 2013 Glitter, if you will. A shower of golden fairy dust and pixie glitter and virtual confetti to signal the coming of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year! Today, I am happy to welcome our featured storyteller, ...