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21st Century Storytelling: W.A.R. Person of the Year (more nominees)


Girls For Breakfast was my attempt to write that book. The protagonist, Nick Park, is obnoxious, self-loathing, and projects his frustrations in ways that are far from admirable, which is to say that I tried to offer an utterly real Asian American teenager, warts and all, which in turn offers the polar opposite of some […]

Writers Against Racism: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich’s 8th Grade Superzero


Lyn Miller-Lachmann, author of Gringolandia, has been on the lookout for great books about kids who make a difference. “One of the best I’ve read recently is Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich’s 8th Grade Superzero (Scholastic, 2010). Reggie is such a wonderful character. Facing an 8th grade year ruined by an unfortunate incident on the first day, he […]