The First Time Trivia: Although I don’t mention the song the cafeteria string quartet is playing in my story The Trouble With Firsts, I spent a lot of time listening to Vitamin String Quartet trying to find the perfect one.
Didn’t know there was such a thing as a cafeteria string quartet? Well, the answer to the why and how is somewhere in The Trouble With Firsts.
San Francisco | May 7, 2011 at 3 p.m.
— Focus on Asian American YA with Cindy Pon, Gene Luen Yang, and J.A. Yang
San Francisco Public Library (Main Library)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Austin | May 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
— With Bethany Hegedus, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Cindy Pon, Dia Reeves, and Jo Whittemore, and moderated by Varian Johnson
603 N. Lamar
Austin TX 78703
Chicago | May 10, 2011 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.
— With Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Nnedi Okorafor, and Cindy Pon
1218 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Boston | May 12, 2011 at 7 p.m.
— With Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Deva Fagan, Cindy Pon, and Francisco X. Stork, and moderated by Roger Sutton
Cambridge Public Library (Main Library)
Cambridge, MA 02138
New York | May 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
— Focus on LGBT YA with Cris Beam, David Levithan, and Jacqueline Woodson
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
New York | May 14, 2011 at 1 p.m.
— With Matt de la Peña, Kekla Magoon, Neesha Meminger, Cindy Pon, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson, and moderated by Cheryl Klein
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Want to hear more? Check out Malinda’s vlog:
Even if you can’t make the tour, check out the vlog. How else are you going to learn about the Chinese Twilight?
In Nerd News: Remember Windows 3.1? Or maybe you’ve never even seen Windows 3.1 (!). Why not take a stroll down virtual memory lane with the Windows 3.1 online emulator. Prepare yourself for a visual shock, and while you’re there, you can even play Mine Sweeper. (Go on, click through. You know you want to.)
And what post would be complete without a YouTube video. From the fine, fine people who brought us Do You Wanna Date My Avator comes this new music video:
Being a teen is tough. Especially when your dad’s the devil. Literally.
Angel is not sure she’ll ever gain control of the powers she inherited from her devil father. All she meant to do was help poor nerdy Max break into the popular crowd. But somehow the wires got crossed and she ended up granting all of her best friend Gabi’s secret desires instead.
Not that Angel has anything against Gabi getting what she wants. It’s just that the things Gabi dreams about on the QT—1) starring in a reality TV show with Angel at her side and 2) dating Angel’s boyfriend, Cole—just happen to be the stuff of Angel’s worst nightmares.
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. In addition to tween and teen books, Shani writes for news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online. She has no devil lineage as far as she knows.
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Have you read this cute, cute, cute series yet? Want more of a taste? Well, your wish is our command.
We just “happened” to be surfing YouTube (you know how much we love YouTube) and found the book trailer for the first book. Take a look:
Geek Girl Darcy’s niece and nephews have been visiting her. Besides being all around groovy – they’re gamer kids. Just about every day they fire up the X Box and play Call of Duty, Halo3, or one of the sports games.
The realism in today’s video games is amazing but it makes me long for a simpler time …