This week's question is:
Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about?
In the Philippines, I think that would be Arlene J. Chai. Her books, Eating Fire and Drinking Water, and The Last Time I Saw Mother share the history of the country, but I haven't heard of any student using this in school. They're really great books and she should be recognized by her effort.
Internationally, I think I would go for Cynthia Kadohata, who received a lot of acclaim for most of her books, but not everyone knows about her, and does not know much about her works. You can see my review of her book, Kira-Kira, winner of the 2005 John Newberry medal here.