Tag Archives: Gene Luen Yang

The Last Ten Books Tag

This post is inspired by one from Calmgrove, who was himself inspired by one at AnnaBookBel, who borrowed the idea from someone else, and so on and so on. I’m at least 5th generation on this thing, and I hope further … Continue reading

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Ignoring that panicky feeling

Normally this time of year, I’d be stuffing my freezer with nourishing soups to get me through the first week or so of NaNoWriMo. But October has been busier than usual, and this weekend I’m attending my first USBBY conference. That’s the International … Continue reading

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Summer omnibus, part 2

More from my summer’s reading: Aaron Starmer, The Riverman (2014). In upstate New York, near the Canadian border, Alistair Cleary lives a normal life of taking dangerous dares and avoiding nosy neighbors. Then Fiona Loomis, not yet 13, asks him to write her biography. She tells him about an … Continue reading

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Summer omnibus, part 1

Once again I find myself with a foot-tall stack of books I’ve read but not yet reviewed for my followers, next to a stack of papers to grade and projects to complete for school, which started 3 weeks ago. Normally, … Continue reading

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ABCs

Though written in 3 different decades, these four books run along parallel routes that often meet and the separate, each providing insight for understanding the others. Each is about characters of Chinese heritage, about Chinese immigrants in the US, about … Continue reading

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