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From Books to Cheese Curds to Bhaṅgṛā Dancing & More: 2015 South Asia Book Awards!

I’m still recovering from an intense but fun weekend in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, where I was one of the winners of the 2015 South Asia Book Awards for my children’s picture book biography, TWENTY-TWO CENTS: MUHAMMAD YUNUS AND THE VILLAGE BANK (illustrated by Jamel Akib, Lee & Low Books 2014).  The South Asia Book Award is given…
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Summer 2015 Update

Hi! Hope everyone is having good summer! I haven’t posted a “real” blog in a long time. Mainly because I tweet everything live @paulayoo. So I decided to do a “greatest hits” blog of my recent tweets. 🙂 Here’s my Summer 2015 Update blog to let everyone know what I’ve been up to lately!  Awards…
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Why #WeNeedDiverseBooks

I recently posted a guest blog at the lovely GEO LIBRARIAN‘s website about the hot-button topic  #WeNeedDiverseBooks. I posted some drawings I did as a child to illustrate the importance of diversity in children’s literature. In these pictures, there are images of me identifying myself as an Asian American child with black hair. I also…
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