When noted children’s writer and illustrator Walter Dean Myers wrote these words in an op-ed column in the New York Times Sunday Review in the early spring of 2014, he might have already known that things change slowly. Mother and daughter educators Valerie Ooka Pang and Jennifer Pang try to track down the reasons for this glaring omission in our literary landscape. As usual you’ll find a variety of reviews of books for young adults and children. During this holiday season, take the time to read to your kids and encourage them to enter the world of books even as the snowflakes fall. Happy holidays and happy reading!
—Alan Chong Lau,
Coordinator of Pacific Reader Literary Supplement