Bookbed reviews: ‘Bumasa At Lumaya 2’

by Lausanne Barlaan THE STORY Bumasa at Lumaya 2 is the second installment of the first ever resource and reference book on Philippine children’s literature. Edited by Ani Rosa Almario, Neni Sta. Romana Cruz and Ramon Sunico, and featuring works by renowned children’s literature writers like Rene O. Villanueva, Eugene Y. Evasco and Dr. Luis P.…

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Vovochka’ by Alexander J. Motyl

by Lucille de Mesa Perhaps, we can all agree that we have this one friend we cannot imagine our lives without. We call them ‘sis,’ ‘pare,’ ‘mare,’ ‘bestie,’ ‘best friend,’ ‘kapatid,’—even b*tch/b*atch, and all those other pet~ names. But here’s the thing: Will you allow this one friend to write a book about your lives and adventures together? Will it…

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