Blog name: Mitali’s Fire Escape
Blogger: Mitali Perkins
Blog Origination date: April 23, 2005
Focus: Kid/YA Books Between Cultures
Regular features: Books featuring children of war, author interviews, Poetry Friday
How frequently do you update your blog? Once a day, M-F, with some time off in the winter and summer while I focus on intensive writing.
Post of note: Something in particular you want readers to check out
Bowdlerizing Children's Books: A Poll
Should publishers edit beloved children's books like LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE or THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA to eliminate racial or ethnic stereotyping?
Writing Race: A Checklist For Writers
50 words or less how would you describe your blog:
A safe place to think, chat, and read about life and books between cultures.
Name your top 5 reads for 2009?
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
14 Cows For America by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
Outcasts United by Warren St. John
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
What do you hope readers will gain, find or enjoy because they’ve visited your blog?
I hope to open eyes, hearts, and minds, including my own, to the power of literature in fighting racism, poverty, and the suffering of children.
*Read Shelf Elf's review of Mitali's latest work, Secret Keeper here.