Chinese New Year celebration at the Xilin Chinese School
songju
Monday, February 20, 2017

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  1. Met Gene Luen Yang
    30 Apr, 2017
    Met Gene Luen Yang
    The Reading Without Walls Challenge! Gene Luen Yang, the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is challenging kids to read without walls in one of three ways: 1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you. 2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about. 3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book. If you really want to
  2. New Year's Resolutions!
    08 Jan, 2017
    New Year's Resolutions!
    Here are my New Year's Resolutions for 2017! (in case you were anxiously awaiting them... or even if you weren't)  Ok, so maybe it is already January 8th.  I do truly plan to start them all tomorrow when my daughters go back to school!! Really!          Better late than never. Right? By putting them out as my first blog of 2017, I am hoping to have more motivation to diligently follow them. 1) Go to bed early (before 10:30) and get up early; 2) Exercise at least 30 minutes/day four
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    27 Dec, 2016
    My personal writing journey
    My road to be an author was long, winding, and bumpy, crossing over two continents.           I grew up in a small town of China during the Cultural Revolution. It was a cultural desert. There wasn't a single library in our town.  All Western and Chinese traditional arts and literature were considered virtueless and forbidden. We had no TV, only radio, and occasionally, Russian movies. We had eight national Beijing opera shows, but that was it. Chinese people read Mao's little red books