Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chatting with Kathryn Erskine’s Mike

Sometimes you just need to explore new territories. I have never before had the opportunity to interview a friend’s fictional character. But the great Kathy Erskine (yes the very one who won a teeny-tiny little honor called the National Book … Continue reading

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The Red Hook Bond: Danette Vigilante and Torrey Maldonado

One of my very best literary friends, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, suggested I interview two of her fellow Brooklynite middle-grade novelists: Torrey Maldonado and Danette Vigilante. She said, “Their books should be each other’s first date.” She didn’t need to say more … Continue reading

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Citrus-Scented Friendship

I’ll bet this one’s been on your radar: One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street. Maybe you heard the buzz. Or noticed the stand-out cover. Or wondered about that long, interesting title. I was lucky to meet the … Continue reading

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Real Friends Vs. Book Friends

I had a neighborhood friend, Claire. We were never true best friends, but we had our moments. Favorite fact about Claire: her mother always dressed her in red when she was attending pizza parties, to minimize the impact of food … Continue reading

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Simple Security, by Sharon Hazard

Trying something new today…. I am a member of a group of sparkly women. We call ourselves the Atomic Engineers. I believe this began when we were trying to think of a name that would discourage others from wanting to … Continue reading

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Echoes of My Mother

This post is in honor of To Mama with Love, part of a collaborative online art project that honors moms across the globe and raises funds to invest in remarkable women who create hope in our world. Thanks to Olugbemisola … Continue reading

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Liz Garton Scanlon on Friendship

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of the rollicking A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes and last year’s Caldecott Honor recipient All the World. And now she has a brand new masterpiece out in the world: Noodle and … Continue reading

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