Congratulations to the 5 winners of the 2017 SoCal Youth Writing Contest for Please Love Umma!

We are so proud and happy to announce this year’s 5 winners of the 2017 SoCal Youth Writing Contest for PLEASE LOVE UMMA. CONGRATULATIONS! 1st place: Katherine Verrando, 10 2nd place: Jamie Kim, 9 3rd place: Sara Gonzalez, 11 4th place: Kylie Parker, 10 5th place: Christopher Wu, 10 Thank you to everyone who submitted. We … More Congratulations to the 5 winners of the 2017 SoCal Youth Writing Contest for Please Love Umma!

2017 SoCal Youth Writing Contest for Please Love Umma

10.19.17 Who can participate? All kids residing in Southern California in grades 4-7 or ages 9-12 Parents must verify that the assigned reading material of Please Love Umma is appropriate for the participant. This is a children’s novel for advanced readers with many difficult topics and moderately violent depictions. Writing topic? Write an essay on 1-2 … More 2017 SoCal Youth Writing Contest for Please Love Umma

Cali Palms

5.4.17 Jenna, the protagonist of Please Love Umma, notices a street that is lined with palm trees as she and Abba drive to the bookstore. She feels as if they are cruising atop a gigantic California postcard. Ironically, most of the palm trees in California are not native to the state. They were brought for … More Cali Palms