So excited to talk about WE ARE NOT FREE with Contra Costa County Library on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30pm! Register HERE (scroll through the “events” section) and don’t forget to check out the rest of their awesome programming leading up to the event!
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 National Book Awards Finalists for Young People’s Literature!
So much gratitude, as always, to my fellow judges Pablo Cartaya, Leslie Connor, Ibi Zoboi, and our chair Cathryn Mercier.
Oh hey! WE ARE NOT FREE is a finalist for the Kids' Book Choice Awards Best Book of the Year: Teen! The nominees in all categories are so awesome--go vote for your favorites!
🎉 Look what arrived! My Walter Honor and Printz Honor Awards for WE ARE NOT FREE! 🎉 Thank you so much to We Need Diverse Books and YALSA for recognizing this book and this history! 🎉
So excited! WE ARE NOT FREE is a BookPal 2020 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award Winner! ✨ Thank you so much to BookPal for helping this story to reach more readers!
I am so honored to be part of the 2021 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature judging committee, serving with my esteemed colleagues Pablo Cartaya, Leslie Connor, Cathryn Mercier, and Ibi Zoboi. Thank you to the National Book Foundation for this opportunity--can't wait to dive in! See the full list of all 25 judges and read their bios here!
Photo credit: National Book Foundation
This Friday (3/12) is the 2021 Walter Awards and Diversity in Children’s Literature Symposium! At 1pm ET, join me, Robin Ha, Daniel Nayeri, Kacen Callender, and moderator Deborah D. Taylor for a great discussion on “Listening, Learning, Creating Communities,” followed by the award ceremony for Walter Award Winners Ibi Zoboi, Dr. Yusef Salaam, Victoria Jamieson, and Omar Mohamed! This event will be streamed live from the Library of Congress Facebook and YouTube channel—hope you can make it! Register here!
PRICE DROP! 📣 WE ARE NOT FREE is $2.99 on Kindle today! If you’ve been waiting to pick this one up, now’s the time! Get it here.
A THOUSAND STEPS INTO NIGHT comes out one year from today! 🌙 Set in a Japanese-influenced fantasy world, this magical romp features:
💋a cursed kiss
🐦a very good bird boy
👹a demon prince
Add it to your Goodreads here!
The Kidlit Against Anti-Racism Auction Fundraiser is LIVE! 📣 I’m donating a signed hardcover of #WeAreNotFree and a signed paperback set of #TheReaderTrilogy! It’s been difficult to get out there and sign books during the pandemic, so this will be one of few signed copies of We Are Not Free out there in the world! ✍🏼 Go here to bid on this book bundle, and check out the many other wonderful offerings of signed books, query & manuscript critiques, calls with editors & literary agents, and more! All proceeds will go to Stop AAPI Hate & Hate Is A Virus, two organizations that work to end anti-Asian racism and racism of all kinds.