September 6, 2017

Sari-Sari Storybooks Begins U.S. Book Tour on Sept 10


Join Sari-Sari Storybooks for a book launch in New Jersey / NYC this September! Save the Dates, tag a friend, spread the word.
Sunday, September 10, 1-2:30 pm
Bergenfield Public Libary
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Tuesday, September 12, 7-9:30 pm
NYC Downtown: Bluestockings Bookstore
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Sunday, September 17, 3-5 pm
NYC Uptown: Word Up Bookstore
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Sunday, September 24, 11-4 pm
Tales of Our Cities Book Festival
Van Vorst Park, Jersey City
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About the Stories
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MELO THE UMANG-BOY
an Ivatan Tale
Melo is a painfully shy little boy living with his grandmother and uncle. One day he visits a magical, busy city on the bottom of the ocean, filled with talking sea creatures. Disaster strikes the city, and he must overcome his shyness to help the sea creatures rebuild.
Story by Alyssa Sarimiento-Co and Christina Newhard, illustrations by Jaypee Portez, translation by Criselda Vinalay
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KALIPAY AND THE TINIEST TIKTIK
a Cebuano Tale
Daydreaming comes easily to Kalipay, but she doesn’t know how to make bullies leave her alone. One day, she makes an unusual new friend in Gamay, who tells the school bully, Juan, to stop teasing Kalipay. Other children are afraid of Gamay—her strange tongue, split body, and bat wings—but Kalipay is fascinated by the things that make her new friend different. Together they learn how friendship can overcome differences and create happiness for everyone.
Story by Christina Newhard, illustrations by Happy Garaje, translation by Jona Branzuela Bering
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AMINA AND THE CITY OF FLOWERS
a Chavacano Tale
Amina, a young Yakan weaver, is homesick for Basilan, but she finds inspiration for her loom in the diversity and color of her new home, Zamboanga City.
Story by Christina Newhard, illustrations by Robbie Bautista, translation by Floraime Oliveros Pantalets

ABOUT SARI-SARI STORYBOOKS
Sari-Sari Storybooks shares the quirky magic of Filipino stories by publishing original picture books in Philippine languages (Ivatan, Cebuano, Chavacano, Waray, Meranaw, and Ayta). These beautifully illustrated stories are written for ages 5-8 years old, are bilingual in English, and come with a glossary and discussion questions.

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