Bk: Path of Stars

Picturing New Neighbors

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Picturing New Neighbors

On September 30, in the midst of torrential rains and flash flooding in the city, I still managed to get in from the island to hang an exhibit of illustrations in the Children’s Room of Portland Public Library. The exhibit, “Picturing New Neighbors,” features selected original artwork from these four books, all of which feature immigrant children: My stellar intern, Caitlyn Hubbard, made the whole day work; I never would have made it without her. Thanks, Katie! The exhibit will be up through November, and will culminate with a November 19th reception and workshop,...

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In the Stars

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Bk: Path of Stars, Events & Presentations  | Comments Off on In the Stars

In the Stars

Well, this is a first – my book in lights. A Path of Stars is being featured on Portland’s Time and Temperature sign, flashing “PATH/STAR” this week instead of “CALL/JOE.” The message is promoting a book event, one in the city-wide reading series “I’m Your Neighbor, Portland,” taking place the morning of August 8 at the Portland Public Library. The sign appearance came about as a result of a donation by personal injury lawyer Joe Bornstein. He and his wife Debbie have funded the purchase of 160 copies of A Path of Stars so that every...

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Christina

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Bk: Path of Stars, Family & Friends, For Children's Book Creators, Race & Culture | Comments Off on Christina

Christina

Christina Nhek, the graduate student in library sciences I met at the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association award ceremony, sent me this photo and caption: Here is Christina, reading “A Path of Stars”. As a future librarian, hoping to continue to help others find their paths by providing library resources to enrich their futures. Christina writes: I read (A Path of Stars) and immediately felt a connection as the story mirrors what my family experienced as they escaped the genocide and settled in America. I was the only “American” born child, the baby of five....

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ALA

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Bk: Path of Stars, Events & Presentations  | Comments Off on ALA

ALA

The ALA Convention was jam-packed with highlights: Presenting I’m Your Neighbor at the Diversity Fair and stopping by every publisher’s booth to look for new titles;   I’m Your Neighbor Director Kirsten Cappy  and Project Assistant Delanie Honda Schmoozing with Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) members and friends over Sri Lankan food; and attending the APALA award ceremony where I received the Honor Book citation of the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature for my book, A Path of Stars. Here is an excerpt from remarks by Susan L. Minobe,...

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Chicago Bound

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Bk: Path of Stars, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators | 2 comments

Chicago Bound

I head for Chicago this weekend to attend the American Library Association Convention. On Saturday, director Kirsten Cappy, intern Delanie Honda and I will present our project, I’m Your Neighbor Books, at the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair: … the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with ALA Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas. The Fair highlights library services to underserved or underrepresented...

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Celebrating

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Bk: Path of Stars | Comments Off on Celebrating

Celebrating

Lovely to get the news that my latest book, A Path of Stars, received recognition as: – The Honor Picture Book of the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature 2013;   – and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2013, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC)....

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