Gong Hei Fatt Choy! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Year of the Ox! #CNY #CNYbooks #ChineseNewYear #LunarNewYear #YearoftheOx

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Chinese/Lunar New Year falls on the 12th of February (based in the cycle of the moon, varying slightly from year to year) this year. And year 2021 is the year of the ox. This time of the year, my family and I would usually travel back to Malaysia to celebrate it with our families. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic this year, we won’t be able to do so ☹

So, what is the backstory of Chinese New Year?

CNY is celebrated for 16 days (from CNY eve to the Lantern Festival). According to the ancient Chinese legend, there was a monster called Nian (which also means ‘year’ in Chinese), who lived in the sea would go onshore to hunt villagers and livestock by the end of the lunar year. Villagers would escape to faraway towns to save themselves from the Nian monster. Then one day, a wise old…

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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