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Writers on Writing: Cynthia Leitich Smith/Short Stories

February 4, 2016

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Looking for a quick read? Or want to take a chance with a new genre without over committing? How about reading a short story? Cynthia Leitch Smith uses her expertise to guide us through some of the basics of short stories. From a writer’s perspective, what are the essential differences between a short story and […]

review: Feral Nights

July 7, 2014

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title: Feral Nights author: Cynthia Leitich Smith date: Candlewick; 2013 main character: Yoshi Kitihara Yoshi is a high school senior being raised by his grandmother in Oklahoma well, until grams catches him with this girl he brought home for the night. Gram has a strict “No Company Allowed” policy that she enforces with a shotgun. […]

Rambling on a Rainy Tuesday

June 10, 2014

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This morning, I suddenly realized that one reason I don’t do as many informational posts any more is because I post what I find on Facebook. Please, feel free to follow me there! Have you had a chance to read “Against YA”? I’ve read pretty lively attacks directed at the thoughts expressed in the article […]

SundayMorningReads

February 23, 2014

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I’ve been complaining for the past couple of years about the shrinking numbers of books written by authors of color. The CCBC’s number came out not too longer ago, only to validate this complaint. The number of books by African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and American Indians has been steadily decreasing since 2008, while the […]

September 15, 2013

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The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress will honor Sonia Manzano for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Scholastic) with the America’s Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Program on Monday 23 September in Washington DC. First Book made headlines this […]