Farewell from PaperTigers

PaperTigers logoWe are sad to announce that, due to financial constraints, the PaperTigers website and blog will no longer be updated. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have joined us on our journey to promote multicultural children’s and YA books since PaperTigers started in 2002: to you, our readers, who share our passion for getting good literature from all over the world into the hands of young readers; to all the writers and illustrators we have featured, and indeed without whom there would have been no PaperTigers; to all the publishers who have always responded so generously to our queries and requests; to all those of you we have had the privilege to work alongside who are working to promote literacy – through organisations, in the classroom, in the library or at home – or indeed anywhere and everywhere, including the vibrant, virtual world of the kidlitosphere.

But it is not all bad news, by any means. The PaperTigers site will continue to be available for the foreseeable future, as a library to be consulted; and, importantly, PaperTigers Outreach will continue, moving forward into a new chapter of its existence, with a new name, WaterBridge Outreach, Books + Water. Its new website www.waterbridgeoutreach.org will be going live soon, and we hope you will continue to be generous in your support of its work, as it increases the depth of its involvement in ensuring both books and clean water are available in local communities around the world.

And whilst PaperTigers may have come to an end, we hope that it is a case of au revoir rather than good-bye regarding its editorial team, for Corinne and I are setting up our own site, Mirrors Windows Doors (www.mirrorswindowsdoors.org), which will go live in October. Our new email addresses are:

marjorieATmirrorswindowsdoorsDOTorg

corinneATmirrorswindowsdoorsDOTorg.

We look forward, dear friends, to welcoming you there.


18 Responses to “Farewell from PaperTigers”

  1. Marge Loch-Wouters Says:

    Thanks for everything on this blog. It has been a must-read over the years. Looking forward to your next chapter.

  2. Michelle A. Cusolito Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I don’t often comment but I do drop by…

    Perhaps you could post one more time once those other sites go live to remind us to find you there? I’ll get it in my feed that way…

  3. Richa Jha Says:

    Dear Marjorie and Corinne,

    That’s such sad news. I had the pleasure and honour of interacting with you both just once on this rich site, but it will continue to remain a cherished interaction. Wish you both the very best of everything with your new site! Looking forward to connecting there…

    Richa

  4. jama Says:

    I’m so sad to hear this — Paper Tigers has *always* been the premier go-to resource on the web for multicultural children’s and YA books. Thanks to the entire PT team for many years of fabulous reviews, interviews, articles and profiles. Appreciate your leaving the site up as a library, and best of luck with your new site, Marjorie and Corinne. I’ll see you there in October!

  5. Marjorie Says:

    Thank you, Richa and Jama, for your lovely words – and for your rich contributions to PaperTigers in the past. Yes, Corinne and I are excited about continuing the journey – and we certainly look forward to sharing it with you…

  6. Aline Pereira Says:

    As I said before, “For all that has been, Thank you. For all that it is to come, Yes!”
    Waterbridge Outreach and Mirrors Windows Doors can count on my continued support. I love you guys!

  7. Marjorie Says:

    Aline, PaperTigers would never have become what it was without you – and your continued support will be important to us all. – not to mention your friendship :-)

  8. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Says:

    I thank you, will miss you, and wish you all the best in the world… – a.

  9. Milly Lee Says:

    You will be missed. Thank you for your support of multicultural children’s literature, yours has been a valuable voice in the conversations between readers, authors, illustrators, publishers, teachers and all who value children’s books. Thank you for continuing the papertigers site and good luck on your new venture.
    A fan, Milly Lee

  10. Anna Says:

    Sad news for a recently retired teacher who planned to follow you more diligently and get new inspiration for my ‘next steps’ in supporting literacy. However, I can only say thank you for leaving the site up as a library. I look forward to some catch-up reading from your recommendations. Best wishes for your new endeavors. –anna

  11. Marjorie Says:

    Thank you, Amy. And we’ll be back in our new guise soon :-)

    Milly, thank you for your words. Our interview together, right in the early months of my time with Papertigers, has a special place in my heart, and I hope we will keep in touch.

    Anna, I wish you many hours happy delving into the PaperTigers site and we look forward to welcoming you to Mirrors Windows Doors. Thank you for your good wishes.

  12. Doris Kemp Says:

    I’m saddened to hear this news. I was the fortunate person who won a much appreciated pile of books last year. This generous gift is about to be bestowed to a school with a large multicultural population. I speak on behalf of many teachers when I say THANK YOU.

  13. Margaret Ullrich Says:

    Dear Marjorie and Corinne,

    So sorry to see you go. I’ve enjoyed checking in at your site for your latest posts.
    Best wishes to you in your future activities. I plan to link to your new site.

    Margaret

  14. Edi Says:

    This is so sad! You are such an important presence in children’s literature. I look forward to growing with you in your new adventure and hope it will be even more successful. Please keep in touch!

  15. Mitali Perkins Says:

    You have been such staunch supporters of our work. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Change is hard, but comes with new opportunities. Will be following the new sites with great interest. Sending love and blessings.

  16. Pragmaticmom Says:

    This is a sad day! Please join our Multicultural Books for Kids on Pinterest so we can continue to hear about wonderful books you highlight. http://www.pinterest.com/pragmaticmom/multicultural-books-for-kids/

  17. Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu Says:

    Thank you for many years of support. Best wishes.

  18. Debjani Chatterjee Says:

    Sad news indeed. Paper Tigers will definitely be missed. It is such an important resource for multicultural children’s books. It’s good that the archive material will remain up on the web. A BIG thank-you to everyone who has worked so hard over the years to publish this very interesting e-mag. that definitely met a need in publishing. I enjoyed contributing to Paper Tigers and also every contact that I’ve had with you since 2007. Marjorie and Corinne, Brian D’Arcy and I wish you both the very best with http://www.mirrorswindowsdoors.org
    We hope to keep in touch. Love from both of us.