Friday, September 18, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARI!!!!!

All right now, it's Ari's birthday! Please show our CORA Girl some love!!!!!!

Ari, you are an amazing young woman. You are a leader, a doer; you set goals and boldly go after them. You are political, passionate. Girl, you're just plain on fire! I admire your drive to set the world right. Let it be known that if Ari thinks something is wrong, she's going to say something about it and then she's going to take action. Did you catch her guest blog Justine Larbalestier's during the Liar controversy or do you know how she came to be a CORA girl for that matter?

This young woman wanted to read more reviews and see more brown faces on blogs so what did she do about it? She got busy!!!! Reading In Color is the premier YA blog, dedicated to promoting and reviewing POC books and writers. As far as I know, this young woman is the only poc teen blogger whose blog focuses on people of color. Ari was nominated for BBAW's Best New Blog and Best YA blog. She's been featured at School Library Journal with Amy Bowllan and she's guest blogged for BBAW. I could go on, but I've probably sufficiently embarrassed her.

I am one proud, blogging godmother so come all, wish Ari a 16th happy birthday!

17 comments:

Paula said...

Happy birthday, Ari!! You've been a welcome and a breath of fresh air in the kiddit lit blogosphere.

Nymeth said...

Happy, happy birthday, Ari!!

Doret said...

Happy Birthday Ari,

Ari's having a great giveaway now. It's her birthday and yet she's giving. So make her happy and go enter.

booklover0226 said...

Happy Birthday, Ari.

May you enjoy your specail day!

Tracey

Rasco from RIF said...

Happy Sweet 16, Ari! Wow, what an accomplished young woman you are for 16. I am proud to say I know you!

Tea said...

Happy Birthday, Ari!! Have a great day!

Eva said...

Happy birthday! :)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Happy Birthday Ari! You are so amazing, and I'm so glad you are publishing your thoughts!

zettaelliott said...

Hey, Birthday Girl! Have some cake and celebrate your wonderful self today!

campbele said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Ari, Happy birthday to you!!!

Taste Life Twice said...

Happy Birthday Ari!! I hope it's awesome! *Big Virtual Hug* =D lol

Anonymous said...

Hope your sixteenth is shaping up nicely. You deserve a fabulous day.

xox

Justine Larbalestier

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Ari!

May you have a wonderful day.

MissAttitude said...

Thank you so much everyone! I love all my new blogging friends and I hope to make you all proud :)

Color Online said...

We are proud, Ari.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mardel said...

Wow, I'll bet your family is proud of you!

Happy Birthday, and many more to you.

windspirit-girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope it's the best--yet! (Many, many amazing ones to come...)