Monday, October 05, 2009

PaperTigers.org Puts a Spotlight on the Philippines

For the months of October and November, PaperTigers, a website on multicultural books for young readers, is featuring children's and YA books from and about the Philippines, as well as their talented authors and illustrators. I am absolutely thrilled that a spotlight has been put on Filipino children's and YA books!

I had the great privilege of contributing four articles to this latest edition of PaperTigers:

Click here to read my interview of author Carla Pacis.

Here to read a reprint of my interview with author Dorina Lazo Gilmore.

Here to read a reprint of my interview with author/illustrator Edna Cabcabin Moran.

And click here to read my fully revised review of "I Hate My Mother!": Magnetic levitation, a grain of rice & 3 women by Perpilili Vivienne Tiongson.

I'd also like to point out the special feature on illustrator Sergio Bumatay III. I especially like his illustrations for Naku, Nakuu, Nakuuu! (PaperTigers reviews the book and shares some of Sergio's illustrations from the book.) The man's work is FREAKIN' AWESOME.

Check out all this and more at PaperTigers! :o)


P.S. For all Filipinos in America, all Filipinos who grew up in America, and all who are half Filipino/half American, Happy Filipino American Heritage Month!

12 comments:

Candy Gourlay said...

that's fantastic! i can't wait to have a look. hey, my short story based on Boracay is coming out in the climate change anthology Under the Weather ... i just found out that it's the featured excerpt on the publisher's website. not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Tarie said...

Candy, it's a sign! It's meant to be... Go Philippines!!! And of course it is a good thing. :o)

Carrie Harris said...

How cool this is! Two of my son's closest friends are half Filipino, so I'll be passing this link along to their mom.

Tarie said...

Carrie, that's great! I hope they really get a lot out of the edition. =D

Niranjana said...

I loved your review of I Hate my mother! Wish I'd had that book during my drama queen teenage years..

Tarie said...

Niranjana, thank you!!! That novel is scarily accurate in its depiction of a daughter's inexplicable rage toward her mother. O_O

Doret said...

Tarie, this is your month. Do it up big, make people recognize the literary and artistic badness of your people.

Tarie said...

Thank you, Doret!!! =D

Doret said...

Tarie, Ari over at Reading in Color asked for YA suggestions with Filipinos characters.

Tarie said...

Thanks for the heads up, Doret! I'll go give Ari a recommendation. :o)

Marjorie said...

Sorry it's a bit tardy, but thank you for your wonderful contribution to our current issue :-)

Tarie said...

Thank you, Marjorie! :o)