Friday, July 23, 2010

You've Been Berry Berry Good To Bamboo People!

When you write a book that isn't a gothic-zombie-romantic-thriller-optioned-for-a-movie-before-pub-date kind of novel, you count on many, many advocates to spread the news so that young people can discover your story. That's why I'm eternally grateful to the bloggers and reviewers who have recommended Bamboo People (Charlesbridge, July 2010). Feel free to click like crazy on the links to read the reviews:

Aaron's Books 
A Chair, A Fireplace, A Tea Cozy
A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust
A Year of Reading
Albany Times-Union
Amy Reads
Asian Review of Books
Becky's Book Reviews
Bermuda Onion
Blue Bunny Bookstore
Bookbundlz 
BookExpo America
Booking Mama 
Book Moot
Book Page
Bookselling This Week 
Boston Globe 
Boston Globe | Your Town
Brookfield Public Library
Bruce Wishart
Brown Paper
Café Saturday
Caribous Mom
Check it Out
Explore Dance
Foreword Reviews
Good Books and Good Wine
Helen's Book Blog
Hip Writer Mama
Kids Momo
Librarian by Day
Media Macaroni
Menasha Public Library 
Multiculturalism Rocks!
Murdoch's Musings 
NPR's On Point Radio
The Old Coot
PaperTigers
The Planet Esme Plan 
Professor Nana
readergirlz
Reading in Color
Reading is Fundamental
Semicolon 
She is Too Fond of Books
Shelf Awareness
Stanford Magazine
The Picnic Basket 
Unintentionally Funny Books
Unshelved
YA Bookshelf

Did I miss anybody? If so, please leave a note in the comments and I will add your review to the list. With a loud shout of thanks.

Of course, I also rejoice over industry reviews from the likes of Horn Book, Kirkus, Booklist and PW (read them here), but there's a Burma Shave kind of buzz that can only be generated by bunches of bloggers. And tweets. Plus Facebook "likes" and mentions. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, to everybody who has supported the launch of this book!

5 comments:

GenreGirl said...

Lizz from Unintentionally Funny Books here and was so so so happy to evangelize on "Bamboo Peoples" behalf. In fact, about to repost my review!

Mitali Perkins said...

Thank you so much, Lizz! And I saw your shout-out at YALSA-Bk, too!

Sherry said...

You didn't miss me because I haven't written my review yet. But I just finished reading Bamboo People last night, and I thought it was fantastic. Thanks for the story and for the insight into a disturbing and under-appreciated part of our world.

Mitali Perkins said...

Sherry, thanks so much for stopping by. Can't wait to read your review.

Melissa said...

Melissa from YA Book Shelf here. I just wanted to say when I saw the description of Bamboo People, I thought it would not only be interesting for me, but also would be a great book for young people (both those who know about the situation between the Burmese and the Karenni and those who didn't). The book lived up to and exceeded my expectations, so I was thrilled to get the chance to promote it. Young people need more books like yours!