Posts Tagged "a path of stars"

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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Skills for Welcoming Difference, Part I

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Bk: Africa is Not a Country , Bk: Path of Stars, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators, Race & Culture | 1 comment

Skills for Welcoming Difference, Part I

During our “New Neighbors” presentation at International Reading Association (see previous post) we discussed skills for welcoming new arrivals. Such skills can be consciously chosen as effective strategies for interacting across culture, race and other difference; adopted as guidelines for individuals or groups; used as evaluation criteria for projects and events; and modeled for others. Here are a few: 1. “How Fascinating!” When author Margy Burns Knight and I present our book, Africa is Not a Country, to young elementary students, we frequently hear a similar...

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