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Book Launch!

Wendy Shang and I will be holding our book launch for THIS IS JUST A TEST on Tuesday, June 27, at One More Page in Arlington. The event starts at 6:30. We’ll have cake, perhaps some trivia, and we’ll read … Continue reading

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Junior Library Guild

I’m excited to announce that THIS IS JUST A TEST, coming out in June and written with my friend, Wendy Wan-Long Shang, is a Junior Library Guild pick for the fall. I always get anxious around this time — before … Continue reading

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Bird watching

I’ve been experimenting with a new camera and, for the most part, FAILING. But out of 10 attempts to take a photo of this cardinal, I did come up with one that made me happy. (The rest are blurry and … Continue reading

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Learning from Rejection

Wendy Shang tipped me off to this Tedtalk by Jia Jiang about learning from rejection. I’ve made my kids watch it. Now I’m making you watch it, too:  

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Achievement Unlocked

I got to spend Read Across America Day the way it’s supposed to be spent — reading to kids. But I also got the added bonus of meeting LeVar Burton, who has been a hero for many moons. Roots, Reading … Continue reading

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