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Sarah Stevenson
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Themed Cybils Reading Lists!
If you haven't been over to the Cybils blog in a while, you're missing out--there's been regularly posted content, including book reviews, featured bloggers, and interviews with this year's award winners. AND, there is a new, fun recurring feature: themed b...
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I attended when it was the Mixed Roots Fest and am proud to continue supporting! Hope I can attend this year, too...
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In Tandem: PINNED, by Sharon G. Flake
Happy Thursday and welcome back to In Tandem , the read-and-review blog series where both Tanita and I give our opinions, back and forth, conversation-like. Come join our book talk! Today we're discussing Pinned , by Sharon G. Flake .  Pinned is a great fit...
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Thursday Review: THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma
Summary : Happy book birthday—two days ago—to Nova Ren Suma's latest YA offering, The Walls Around Us ! This title shares a lot with Imaginary Girls , most noticeably the atmosphere of strangeness and the slow unfolding of past and present events; the unrel...
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Cybils Finalist Review: HIDDEN: A CHILD'S STORY OF THE HOLOCAUST
Summary : Told through the eyes of a grandmother recalling her childhood during the Nazi occupation of Paris, this story takes the wrenching events of the Holocaust and shows how important it is to remember our history and set it free so that the healing pr...
Summary: Told through the eyes of a grandmother recalling her childhood during the Nazi occupation of Paris, this story takes the wrenching events of the Holocaust and shows how important it is to remember our history and set it free so that the healing process can begin.
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Oh! Any time! :) This was a wonderful book. It was the...small kindnesses, I suppose, that really made me want to cry. Shows humanity at its worst AND best.
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Cybils Finalist Review: THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley
Summary : This book has got a great title. Rest assured the premise lives up to the promise. This was one of my personal favorite titles from this year's excellent crop of Cybils graphic novel finalists. The autobiographical story of how the author decided ...
Summary: This book has got a great title. Rest assured the premise lives up to the promise. This was one of my personal favorite titles from this year's excellent crop of Cybils graphic novel finalists. The autobiographical story of how the author decided to become a cartoonist and start drawing ...
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Bits, Bobs, and Blurbs
Since I recently received my very first real-life, official, honest-to-god blurb request, I've been thinking a lot about it. Working on it has been a bit of a revelation--it's a challenge, and a responsibility, and an honor, and lord help me it is HARD to d...
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Poetry Month Roundup: Novels in Verse
Roz Chast's Poetry Month poster - request it here ! I like to do the occasional link roundup, and since it's National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to revisit our past reviews of novels in verse. It's not a genre we tend to focus on--I'll freely a...
I like to do the occasional link roundup, and since it's National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to revisit our past reviews of novels in verse. It's not a genre we tend to focus on--I'll freely admit that I don't gravitate toward novels in verse, so most of the reviews that we've ...
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Happy Poetry Month!
April is National Poetry Month, and this year marks the first I really, truly feel like I'm putting my best foot forward and getting involved in the whole Event Thing. I'll be writing up an article for my freelance gig at A Place for Mom on seniors, poetry,...
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Cybils Finalist Review: THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
Summary : Horror fans take note: if you're a fan of, say, Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe--you will not want to miss this graphic novel compilation of spooky tales by webcomic artist Emily Carroll. It's beautiful, and frightening, and difficult to...
Summary: Horror fans take note: if you're a fan of, say, Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe--you will not want to miss this graphic novel compilation of spooky tales by webcomic artist Emily Carroll. It's beautiful, and frightening, and difficult to describe. It's as if you took all the ...
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Cybils Finalist Review: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS by Max Brooks and Caanan White
Summary : The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II are, by now, well-known to American and African American history. But the regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters--the Army's 369th infantry unit--were the first American unit to reach the Rhine in the First W...
Summary: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II are, by now, well-known to American and African American history. But the regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters--the Army's 369th infantry unit--were the first American unit to reach the Rhine in the First World War, and yet despite being highly ...
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Cybils Finalist Review: STRANGE FRUIT, VOLUME I by Joel Christian Gill
Summary : In a recent NPR interview , Joel Christian Gill said, "These stories are quintessentially American stories. I can't say that enough. It's not that I dislike Black History Month. I just don't think Black History Month is enough." I agree completely...
Summary: In a recent NPR interview, Joel Christian Gill said, "These stories are quintessentially American stories. I can't say that enough. It's not that I dislike Black History Month. I just don't think Black History Month is enough." I agree completely--most especially with the fact that ...
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Writer, Artist, Graphic Designer, Editor
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  • IGN
    1999 - 2001
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California
Previously
Riverside - Berkeley - El Cerrito - Modesto - Alta Loma - London
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professional daydreamer
Introduction
writer, artist, graphic designer, omnivore. Author of young adult novels THE LATTE REBELLION (Flux, 2011) and UNDERNEATH (Flux, June 2013)
Bragging rights
I've been on NPR four times, and I was in an episode of Mythbusters entitled "No Pain, No Gain." Also, my novel THE LATTE REBELLION was a Scholastic book club title and received an IPPY bronze medal.
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A., Art Practice, Psychology, 1993 - 1997
  • San Francisco Art Institute
    Post-Bac, Printmaking, 1998 - 1999
  • Mills College
    M.F.A., Creative Writing, 2002 - 2004
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Sarah Jamila Stevenson, Sarah Baig