Cynsational News & Links

Boundless Sky: Kites and Kite-Flying in Children’s Books by Aline Pereira from Papertigers.

Rain Is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith, read by Jenna Lamia (Listening Library, 2001)(scroll for review) will soon be available to itunes fans.

Cyn Smith Totally Rocks! from Walter M. Mayes (AKA Walter the Giant)(author interview). What can I say? I really liked the blog post header. That said, check out Walter’s Newbery thoughts.

Interview with writer Andrea Cheng from Papertigers. She is the author of numerous children’s and young adult books, including Shanghai Messenger, illustrated by Ed Young (Lee & Low, 2005) and The Lemon Sisters (Putnam, 2006).

New Voices Interview: Debra Garfinkle from ALAN online. D.L. Garfinkle is the author of Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won The Girl (Putnam, 2005)(author interview).

Now and Forever: The Power of Sex in Young Adult Literature by Tanya Lee Stone from VOYA (PDF file). Tanya is the author of A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl (Wendy Lamb/Random House, 2006)(excerpt).

More from VOYA (PDF files): Where’s Lubar? Tales from the Melting Pot (author interview) and Get with the Program Extra: David Levithan’s Response to His Visit at Kalamazoo Public Library.