Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang I.N.K.), the Philippine's first and only organization committed to the creation and promotion of illustration for children, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a retrospective exhibit at the Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines. I've already been to the exhibit, but I'm going again tomorrow with my students. That's how good it is! It was a real delight seeing the original artwork for some classic and some award-winning Philippine picture books. And some of the art was so good that they made my heart STOP (I'm looking at you, Totet de Jesus). If you are in the Metro Manila area, you should really visit! Happy anniversary, Ang I.N.K.! :o)
I am an English teacher and professional fangirl. My fandoms are: children's literature, young adult literature, and K-pop.
In 2009, I was a judge for the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS), and in 2010, I was a judge for the (Philippine) National Children’s Book Awards.
I represent book reviewers on the Philippine Board on Books for Young People.