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NWAW’S must-reads: stories about heritage and culture

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: NWAW’S must-reads: stories about heritage and culture: “The Great Wall of Lucy Wu” By Wendy Wan-Long Shang Scholastic Press, 2011 Lucy Wu is about to begin the sixth-grade and is ready for the perfect year. Her sister Regina is going away to college, leaving […]

Memoirs, NWAW’s March must-reads

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Memoirs, NWAW’s March must-reads “Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek” By Olivia Munn, with Mac Montandon St. Martin’s Press, 2010 In this collection of essays, actress and TV personality Olivia Munn offers stories from her life, growing up half Chinese […]

NWAW’S February must-reads

Here are my latest recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: NWAW’S February must-reads: “The Year of the Rabbit, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac” Written by Oliver Chin, Illustrated by Justin Roth Immedium, Inc., 2011 Just in time for Chinese New Year comes the story of Rosie. She’s not your average rabbit. For one, her ears […]

NWAW’s January must-reads

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Weekly. Happy reading! NWAW’s January must-reads “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2010 Although this is the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya installment, this particular plot does not feature the title character as much as in previous stories. Told from Kyon’s point of […]

Echo Falls Mysteries: A review

At the ripe-old age of 13, Ingrid Levin-Hill could give her fictional idol Sherlock Holmes a run for his money when it comes to solving mysteries. Beginning with “Down the Rabbit Hole,” Peter Abrahams‘ Echo Falls Mystery series, crime and mysteries run rampant in Ingrid’s hometown of Echo Falls, Conn. The books (three so far with […]

Sammi’s plans on what to say

I’ve been doing some thinking about my blog and what kind of stuff I want to write about–especially with this 30-day challenge. It’s hard coming up with new stuff and I’ll admit during this challenge, I’ve used old poems and old homework assignments and have even copped out. I’m going to try to keep it to a […]

The Book of Joe: A review

“Statistically speaking, it’s damn near impossible to write a best-seller. It’s also remarkably difficult to piss off an entire town. Overachiever that I am, I managed to accomplish both feats in one fell swoop. When it comes to alienation, I’m something of a prodigy.” -Joe Goffman No statement better sums up the plot of Jonathan […]