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Students Send New Year’s Greeting to Cambodian American Neighbors

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Students Send New Year’s Greeting to Cambodian American Neighbors

This weekend, Cambodians Americans in Maine and Cambodians around the world, celebrate the New Year.   In celebration of that holiday, third and forth graders from Canal School in Westbrook, Maine joined Peaks Island, Maine author/illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien to listen to a reading from O’Brien’s book about Cambodians Americans, A Path of Stars.  Together they created greeting cards with “Happy New Year” written in Khmer, the language of Cambodia, and hand-drawn lotus blossoms for the Buddhist temple in Buxton, Maine.   Canal School librarian, Susan Brown invited Anne Sibley...

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Author Phillip Hoose Given Katahdin Award for Lifetime Acheivement

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With the announcement today of the Katahdin Award by the Maine Library Association, Phillip Hoose becomes one of the most honored writers in Maine’s history. In its announcement of The Katahdin Award, designed to honor an author’s body of work of outstanding merit, the Maine Library Association acknowledged that Phillip Hoose’s books for children, young adults, and adults have “brought the under noticed and overlooked to stunning clarity and inclusion with the power of his storytelling.”   Hoose became known nationally when his book, Claudette Colvin: Twice...

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