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KIMCHI & CALAMARI is now a 2010 Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Nominee. Thanks to all the terrific readers in Louisiana!

Spring Blooms More Exciting News:

At the annual New York State Reading Assocation (NYSRA) conference, the Charlotte Award Committee announced its selections for the 2010 ballot and KIMCHI & CALAMARI is on the Young Adult list!

KIMCHI & CALAMARI was selected for Illinois' Rebecca Caudill 2010 Master List of Nominees. Rose is especially thrilled since she lived near Chicago for four years. In fact, working for Kraft Foods in Glenville influenced the title of this book!

KIMCHI & CALAMARI arrives in paperback in March, 2010!

HarperCollins has selected KIMCHI & CALAMARI for its Extras line, which means this edition will include extra pages of behind-the-scene background to the story in the back of the book!

In the bookstores look for CALL ME OKAASAN: Adventures in Multicultural Mothers... Rose Kent has an essay inside!


KIMCHI & CALAMARI was selected for the (Florida) Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List of Titles!

Rose will be making several author visits to Florida in ’08-’09 to meet readers, teachers and librarians.

And KIMCHI & CALAMARI is now under consideration for New York State’s Charlotte Award.

KIMCHI & CALAMARI was selected for the Sons of Italy Winter 2008 Book Club and
featured in Italian America Magazine.
In honor of National Adoption Month, Rose Kent was featured at Paper Tigers. Read her article Three Cheers for Adoption Stories and Why We Should All Read 'Em.
KIMCHI & CALAMARI was picked by READ ON WISCONSIN, Wisconsin's statewide reading initiative, as a book-of-the-month selection for 2008.
Check out the 2008 Children's Writers & Illustrators Market (Writer's Digest Books). Rose Kent is one of five new authors profiled and featured.
More good news: The Anti-Defamation League selected KIMCHI & CALAMARI as a featured book selection for August 2007.
KIMCHI & CALAMARI was featured in TIME FOR KIDS Summer Splash Book Reviews.
KIMCHI & CALAMARI was selected for inclusion in the eighth edition of the textbook, TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR ETHNIC STUDIES by James Bank. (Allyn &
Bacon Publishers).
KIMCHI & CALAMARI was selected as Community Book for all Barnes & Noble stores in the Capital Region of upstate New York!

“So what’s the buzz about KIMCHI & CALAMARI?”

"Kent has done an excellent job of creating a likable protagonist whose confusion about his status is touching, and also funny."

– School Library Journal

“No matter what their backgrounds, your guys will relate to Joseph’s fast-paced, funny, coming-of-age saga, and his struggles with his heritage.”

Scholastic Instructor’s Magazine,
Teacher’s Pick for New Kid’s Books,
March/April 2007


“This will have special appeal for adoptees, but the questions about family roots that Kent raises are universal. “

ALA Booklist Review, Feb. 15, 2007


"This is an absolutely wonderful book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I personally come from a mixed-culture family, and others with similar backgrounds will definitely be able to relate. But whether you are in a similar situation to Joseph or not, you'll love this book.

– Andie (Little Rock, AR)


“Rose Kent, a major new writer, made me fall in love with Joseph as soon as I met him in the first chapter…”

– Patricia Reilly Giff,
winner of Newberry honor for


“Three cheers for KIMCHI & CALAMARI! Deserves a gold medal. I knew my Rose could do it!”

– Theresa Kent, author’s mom,
who will read KIMCHI & CALAMARI very soon.