In Ming’s Christmas Wishes, Ming wishes for 3 things: to sing in the school choir, to fit in, and to have a Christmas tree.
The main story line in this picture book is that Ming wants a Christmas tree in their home for the holidays. Something her mother wouldn’t approve because it isn’t part of Chinese tradition. I am not Chinese, so I’m not well versed about their tradition and culture. However, I am an immigrant. I know how it feels to have to work around two different cultures for respect to be met in both ends.
Welcome to my stop for How To Remember Everything by Jacob Sager Weinstein, Illustrated by Barbara Malley!
Reading this, I realized I used some of the techniques presented in this book growing up: I still recite ROYGBIV to my kids when I’m telling them the colours of the rainbow; a teacher once introduced us to PEM-DAS; and a few weeks ago, in an effort to help my daughter remember directions, my husband taught her “Never Eat Soggy Weiners” (North, East, South and West).
WWW Wednesday is hosted by TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS where in we share our answers to these three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
In You Know I’m No Good, we follow Mia through her stay at Red Oak Academy as a result of being a troubled teen. We also know from the beginning the last straw that pushed her father and stepmom to have her admitted. What we don’t know however, until a little further to the story, is the reason that started her spiral out of control. In Red Oak Academy, we get a glimpse of who Mia really is: a smart and caring person who needed to have such a tough facade in order to mask the pain and hate that’s […]
And if a reader lives a thousand lives,then the thousand heroines in mewould gladly belong in a thousand happily-ever-afterswith the thousand heroes in you. Click here to pre-order a copy of the book. Click here to pre-order a Kindle edition.
According to the lore, the legend involved two brothers, both gods. One brother Gugurang, was pure, and the other, Asuang, was flawed. About the Author: Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels “Anonymous” and “Drama Dolls.” His new novel “Vampires of Portlandia” is a NA urban fantasy about Filipino folklore – aswang. His writings have appeared in more than 250 publications. He’s interviewed personalities such as Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pete Rose, and Dane Cook, and has covered U.S. President Barack Obama. Tanamor currently lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area. You can find him in […]
One day, when a girl was born in Rosario, the earth would shake with anticipation for her future and not dread. It’s release day!!! Set in Argentina, Furia follows Camila, a girl who has big dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. With a budding-soccer-star for a brother, it’s easy to say that Camila’s talent runs in the family. However, her family’s expectations of her lead her to hide her love and talent for the sport. I found the pacing in the beginning a bit difficult to get into. However, once I got used to it, it flowed beautifully. Méndez […]
I’ve first heard of Wikathon through Kath’s Instagram. I pretty much swore to myself I will join in, and for once I WILL FINISH IT. I’ve joined readathons before, but I have never finished one. I even joined two reading challenges for 2020 and , well, I’m probably not going to complete that either. But this one, this one I’m going to commit to. Now with less than a week before the readathon starts, I present to you my TBR. I found these recommendations over Instagram and the Wikathon discord server. Patron Saints Of Nothing (This book worked for half […]
WWW Wednesday is hosted by TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS where in we share our answers to these three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Hungry Hearts – which I’m enjoying so far. It’s a collection of stories centred on food on Hungry Hearts Row. Winter – Ah, the conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’m a little upset I haven’t finished the series already. The Goldfinch – I have heard great and bad things mostly about writing preferences. So far it’s going ok. […]
Human and goblin brothers Cole and Tinn are finding their way back to normal after their journey to the heart of the Oddmire. Normal, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with them. Fable, the daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, has her first true friends in the brothers. The Queen allows Fable to visit Tinn and Cole as long as she promises to stay quiet and out of sight—concealing herself and her magic from the townspeople of Endsborough. But when the trio discovers that humans are destroying the Wild Wood and the lives of its creatures for their own […]