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Lisa Yee

Blog Entries by Lisa Yee

Happy 95th Birthday, Beverly Cleary

Posted April 12, 2011 | 10:05:19 (EST)


It was Ramona. It's always been Ramona. Of all of Beverly Cleary's characters, Ramona Quimby is my favorite.

In Ramona the Pest, I met a girl whose lack of pretense and self-control was mesmerizing and...

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When Writing Becomes Real

Posted March 27, 2011 | 17:54:31 (EST)

She was ten-years-old when we first met, and I was about a year younger. It didn't matter that I was a Chinese-American girl from the suburbs of Los Angeles and that Katie John was a white girl from Barton's Bluff, Missouri. We were soul mates, two misunderstood tomboys trying to...

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