Thursday, August 27, 2009

COLA: Celebrating Multicultural Lit at Shen's Books

Blog name: Shen's Books Blog

Blogger: Renee Ting

Blog Origination date: August, 2006

Focus: Books published by Shen's Books and Multicultural Children's Literature

Regular features: News about our books, Shen's author events, and book reviews of multicultural children's books (published by other companies)

Your 2009 short list:
Multicultural Picture book: Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa, illustrated by Ed Young
Multicultural Novel: Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. Frazier
Shen's Books title: Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina Lazo Gilmore, illustrated by Kristi Valiant
General Middle Reader: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
General YA: Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

*See review of Cora at Happy Jack Eats

How frequently do you update your blog? At least once a week

Post of note, something in particular you want readers to check out: I just started a new series of short videos called "The Multicultural Minute," in which I discuss multicultural children's books, publishing, and ideas in one minute! The first episode is on our blog here.

50 words or less how would you describe your blog: Shen's Blog is not only where you'll find the latest information about Shen's Books, but it’s the place to go to read about all multicultural children's literature. At Shen’s Blog, you’ll find a world of information about multicultural issues, literature, authors, and illustrators.

What do you hope readers will gain, find or enjoy because they’ve visited your blog? Mostly, I would like to introduce readers to more great multicultural books that they ever knew were available, and keep them updated on what Shen's Books has been doing, and how our books have been doing.

Thanks, Renee.

COLA- Color Online Love Alert. Find links to blogs, books and articles written by women of color or news about awards and articles celebrating the work of women of color writers, poets, artists and activists. We'll also feature multicultural publishers. Check the sidebar regularly for new COLA links.


Zetta said...

I really liked the Multicultural Minute video--great idea!

Doret said...

I loved Marcelo in the Real World.
When You Reach Me is really great too.

Lovin Shen's Logo. Its not often (more like never) a publisher will features books by another, that's serious dedication and appreciation of multicultural lit