Astrid & Apollo Series Virtual Book Launch!

Exciting news! I am happy to be a host for the launch of V.T. Bidania‘s Astrid & Apollo book series illustrated by Dara Lashia Lee! The book series officially releases Saturday, August 1st, 2020; therefore, the writer, artist, and I are hosting a Facebook LIVE virtual book launch to celebrate the release! BOOK LAUNCH DATE:Continue reading “Astrid & Apollo Series Virtual Book Launch!”

Reflections on SCBWI’s Marvelous Midwest Conference 2019

Hi everyone! On the weekend of May 3-5th, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators’ Marvelous Midwest Conference in Naperville, Illinois. This was my first time attending any SCBWI conference, since I recently just joined the organization last fall. I wanted to share with you my experiencesContinue reading “Reflections on SCBWI’s Marvelous Midwest Conference 2019”

List of Hmong Children’s Books: Board Books, Picture Books, Chapter Books, & Graphic Novels

Last updated: June 14, 2020 Growing up as a Hmong-American girl in a mainly Caucasian community, it was difficult to find books (particularly picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels) about the Hmong people or books featuring Hmong characters or experiences. Because of that, as a child I didn’t have an appreciation and acceptance forContinue reading “List of Hmong Children’s Books: Board Books, Picture Books, Chapter Books, & Graphic Novels”