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January Bargain at E-Volt: The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

This month E-volt – where you can get books for $2.99 or less – is offering  The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind on sale for $1.99. 687 more words

Latino Life

What are you doing in Arkansas? Thinking about Pura Belpré, of course!

That’s pretty much what everybody asked me this week.  Maybe it’s because it’s hard to imagine a Cuban from Queens hanging out near Oklahoma where the wind does, in fact, come sweeping down the plain. 691 more words

The Writing Life

An audio documentary on migrant deaths on our border

Catherine Komp, radio producer at Virginia Currents on NPR (locally WCVE 88.9 FM,) recently sent me the audio documentary below. Created by her colleagues for a show called… 149 more words

The Girl Who Could Silence The Wind

Philly, Vicks VapoRub, Kids & Me

I’m back from Philly where I stayed at the lovely Four Seasons Hotel, a guest of the Free LIbrary of Philadelphia. The hotel is every bit as cushy as you’d expect. 744 more words

Meg Medina

Banned On the Run...

It’s a double whammy! Banned Books week and Hispanic Heritage month, so I’ve been on the road with no sign of rest in the near future. 401 more words

The Writing Life

Author Visit or School Book Experience?

On Wednesday, I did my last school visit of the 2013-14 school year at Stonewall Middle School in Manassas, Virginia. They’re author visit gurus over there, rolling out the red carpet with so much attention to detail that I didn’t really want to come home. 947 more words


Book Review: The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Our review is coming to you a little later than usual with the holiday weekend, which means I got to hear what the rest of our book group thought before sharing here on the blog.  1,027 more words

Young Adult Literature