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American-Born Comics Artist

July, 2008
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  The first comic book Gene Yang bought was in the fifth grade and began his lifelong obsession with the medium.
  In his opinion, “comics is the most intimate medium. Every stroke you see on the page can come out of a single person’s brush. It’s almost like reading a handwritten letter.”
  Comics take up [...]

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Nature as Art

June, 2008
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For Australian wildlife artist Steve Morvell, nature as a subject for art has never been a choice. It just chose him.

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Tori’s Roots and Shoots in Shanghai

May, 2008
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"I am very happy that I have the best job probably in the world. It is not important always to earn a lot of money. It is important to feel really good about what you do, to know you are helping people, to know you are motivating people, inspiring people to do good. The kids [...]

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A Community-Focused Family

March, 2008
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Like many other kids in international schools, brothers Jasen Tjahjadi and Nathan Tjahjadi came to study in Shanghai when their whole family moved here from Indiana, USA in January 2002.
  Jasen is now in the tenth grade at Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS), while his brother Nathan is now a sixth grader there. Both [...]

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Mom with Big Ideas

February, 2008
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When she was asked to lead the Parent Organization at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, Virginia Knott was helping the primary school coordinator on some special projects last year.”Well, why not?” Virginia recalled answering.

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Adora, Writer, Poet, the Little Star

November, 2007
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The passion for a good story starts at a very young age.At an age when most kids are still eking out simple sentences or paragraphs, 10-year-old Adora Svitak has written over 400 short stories, including historical fiction, contemporary storytelling, animal tales and poetry.

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Writing with Discipline

July, 2007
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Like many authors, Susan Barker is very fond of writing because she loves books, especially, “the kind of books that tell us truths about ourselves and what it is to be human.”

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Singing for Children

May, 2007
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Described by Parents Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music,” Red Grammer is one of the premier children’s entertainers in America. As a featured artist on the 2005 Grammy-winning Best Musical Album for Children, “cEllabration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins,” now Red is back with “BeBop Your Best! …

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From Songs to Stories

March, 2007
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On Julia Donaldson’s fifth birthday, her father gave her a very fat book called “The Book of a Thousand Poems.” She loved it. “I read the poems, recited them, learnt them and then started making up some of my own,” she recalled.

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Cartoonist with A Mission

January, 2007
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Known as the godfather of the modern American graphic novel, Phil Yeh is a real-life hero who has been traveling the world for 22 years promoting literacy. He’s painted more than 1,600 murals and spoken at schools, libraries, museums and conferences across the world. Yeh also started an organization called Cartoonists Across America and the World…

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Finding Freedom for Moon Bears

June, 2006
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They are the most coveted bears for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But with a profitable trade of using bear parts and bile juice for TCM, the Asiatic Black Bears - affectionately called Moon Bears because of the yellow crescent moon on their chests - have become one of the most endangered species in the world.

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