Asian Literature and Immigrant Experience

Meet the Storyteller: Shaun Tan

Our featured storyteller needs no introduction. While we were supposed to post this interview in time for our Oddballs and Misfits theme, Academy Award Winning and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awardee Shaun Tan is also a perfect fit for our new bimonthly theme From Asia with Love: A Feast of Asian Literature. Think of this as […]

[Pre-AFCC Glitter] Meet Naomi Kojima

 I am doing a series of interviews with invited guest speakers and other conference attendees: a Pre-AFCC 2013 Glitter, if you will. A shower of golden fairy dust and pixie glitter and virtual confetti to signal the coming of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year! Today, I am happy to welcome our featured storyteller, […]

A July Round Up: Blogiversary, Photo Journal, Reading Challenges, July Winner for AWB Reading Challenge and Much Much More

This is actually one of our dreaded tasks as we make an attempt to synthesize everything that we have done so far during the month. It’s tedious work, yes, but ultimately gratifying to see how far we have come, I think. First of all, we missed celebrating our 2nd Blogiversary this July! We have been […]

Poetry Friday: This is my house by Richard Macwilliam

Today’s Poetry Friday contribution will be our last poetry feature for our bimonthly theme, The Festival of Asian Literature and the Immigrant Experience. I found it difficult to find an immigrant poem for children online. I did, however, came across a short poem by Richard Macwilliam entitled “This is my house.” Included in this post […]

The Foreigner in Armin Greder’s “The Island”

Similar to the book I reviewed yesterday for our Festival of Asian Literature and the Immigrant Experience theme, The Rabbits, this book by Armin Greder is also recommended to me by Librarian Extraordinaire Benjamin Farr from Tanglin Trust School. And what an awesome recommendation it turned out to be. Like The Rabbits, this picture book is a […]