By Greg Leitich Smith
As with a lot of aspects of creative media these days, Disney movies have been criticized for their lack of diversity.
While such criticism is necessary, I think it’s important as well to give praise where it’s due and acknowledge things done right.
So I want to hand it to Disney for featuring resonant Asian-white characters in several of its recent animated movies,
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Borrowed Time launch party at BookPeople in Austin
By Greg Leitich Smith
There’s a line from the first “Jurassic Park” movie to the effect that the place has all the problems of a major theme park and a major zoo.
I sort of feel the same way about writing time travel fiction: You have all the major problems of historical fiction and all the major problems of science fiction/fantasy.
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Enter to win a set of four signed copies of middle grade novels by Greg Leitich Smith and a pterodactyl puppet!
Today he makes his home in Austin, but Greg grew up on the north side of Chicago.
He is of German and Japanese heritage, and many of his characters are similarly mixed-race.
Greg holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin.
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Congratulations to my husband and sometimes co-author Greg Leitich Smith on the publication of the Japanese edition of Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo (Poplar Sha, 2007)!
The book was originally published in hardcover by Little Brown in 2003, then in audio by Recorded Books in 2004 and in paperback by Little Brown in 2005. A Korean edition also is forthcoming. Read author interviews about the novel from Cynsations,
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Young Adult (& Kids) Book Central is sponsoring a giveaway contest that features 20 available copies of Tantalize. The challenge is: “Make up a favorite recipe/dish for either a vampire or a werewolf. Be Creative! And remember, answers DO count!” See the entry form. The event is co-sponsored by YABC and Candlewick Press. Please help spread the word!
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