Radical is out Today!

I'm so very excited that Radical is out today! This book has been such a very long time coming.  The research and writing process took longer than expected, the revisions took longer than expected. And at every step I was acutely conscious of wanting to get all the interlocking aspects of this book “right.” And while I knew this book,…

Continue Reading

Radical Is Coming!

I've been fairly quiet online lately. With recent events, I've been doing more listening than speaking, and reading, and trying to make sense of many, many things. But I've also been somewhat withdrawn because I should be starting to ramp up to the September 13, 2016 launch of Radical, and my heart hasn't much been in the self-promotional place. I'm not…

Continue Reading

Review of Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

This week I posted a review of Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai  at The Pirate Tree. With her first novel for young readers (Inside Out and Back Again, HarperCollins 2011), Thanhhà Lai captured in verse one child’s experience adjusting to life in Alabama after leaving Vietnam. In Listen, Slowly, Lai explores the experience of Mai (Mia at school), whose parents both emigrated…

Continue Reading