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Asian-American Stories

With more land, people, and voices than any other continent, Asia has an especially colorful literary presence. Explore these resonant stories.
 
Hush!
Hush!
by Minfong Ho Illustrated by Holly Meade
This endearing book contains a Thai lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin
In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions.
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A Single Shard
A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware.
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The Name Jar
The Name Jar
by Yangsook Choi Illustrated by Yangsook Choi

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

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Zen Shorts
Zen Shorts
by Jon J Muth Illustrated by Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts received a Caldecott Honor!

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The Savage Fortress
The Savage Fortress
by Sarwat Chadda

The gods and monsters of India roar to life in this thrilling fantasy!

After three weeks of vacation, Ash Mistry is ready to leave the heat and dust of India behind him. Then he discovers a gleaming gold arrowhead hidden in the sands, a weapon used to defeat evil King Ravana in legend.

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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

In this humorous and heartfelt debut about a split cultural identity, nothing goes according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu.

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American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang Illustrated by Lark Pien
The first graphic novel ever to win the Printz Award, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters whose lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist.
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I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011
Series: I Survived, Book #8
by Lauren Tarshis

The disaster felt around the world...

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Mission Mumbai
Mission Mumbai
by Mahtab Narsimhan

When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend Rohit Lal on a family trip to India, he jumps at the chance to embark on an exciting journey just like their Lord of the Rings heroes, Frodo and Sam.

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Bound
Bound
by Donna Jo Napoli
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Kira-Kira
Kira-Kira
by Cynthia Kadohata
Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes.
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The Story About Ping
The Story About Ping
by Marjorie Flack Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

Since 1933, The Story About Ping has captivated generations of readers. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River.

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Homeless Bird
Homeless Bird
by Gloria Whelan

"Leaving Home...forever. "

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Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Series: The Millicent Min Trilogy, Book #1
by Lisa Yee

Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow 11-year-olds hate her for going to high school. And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom.

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Lon Po Po
Lon Po Po
by Ed Young Illustrated by Ed Young
On their grandmother's birthday, three children are left at home when their mother goes to visit her. Little do they know that a hungry wolf is waiting for her to leave. He disguises himself as an old woman and knocks on the door.
Won't they let their grandmother in? The eldest granddaughter, Shang, is fooled.
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Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats
Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats
by Nina Simonds , Leslie Swartz Illustrated by Meilo So

Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes.

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The City of Death
The City of Death
by Sarwat Chadda

Ash escaped The Savage Fortress...but can he survive The City of Death?

Meet Ash Mistry: eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma...

Oh, and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali.

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Roses Sing on New Snow
Roses Sing on New Snow
by Paul Yee Illustrated by Harvey Chan

Maylin cooks delicious meals every day in her father's restaurant, but her lazy brothers take all the credit. One day a contest is held to honor the visiting governor of South China, and Maylin's brothers decide to pass off her cooking as their own.

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The Song of Mu Lan
The Song of Mu Lan
Mu Lan is at her loom when she hears the Emperor's call to arms. She rides off to war in her father's stead, embarking on a journey of 10,000 miles for ten years. Her courage and valor bring her to the Emperor's attention and to the Golden Court. When offered whatever she wishes as a reward, she asks only to go home.
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Unidentified Suburban Object
Unidentified Suburban Object
by Mike Jung
The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to get an earful! Chloe has had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who's Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
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Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time
by Lisa Yee
Stanford Wong is having a bad summer. If he flunks his summer-school English class, he won't pass sixth grade. If that happens, he won't start on the basketball A-team. If that happens, his friends will abandon him and Emily Ebers won't like him anymore. And if that happens, his life will be over.
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Bette Bao Lord Illustrated by Marc Simont

In 1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American name that she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic that her new home will be the land of many opportunities. But it's harder than she expected.

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This Is Just a Test
This Is Just a Test
by Wendy Wan-Long Shang , Madelyn Rosenberg
Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang tell the story of a boy caught in the middle of cultures, of friends, and of growing up Chinese-Jewish-American in this hilariously witty and heartwarming coming-of-age novel.

David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate.
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The Way Home Looks Now
The Way Home Looks Now
by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

From the award-winning author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu comes a beautifully written and poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and the great American pastime, baseball.

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Born Confused
Born Confused
by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she's spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy.

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Bombay Blues
Bombay Blues
by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Dimple Lala thought that growing up would give her all the answers, but instead she has more questions than ever. Her boyfriend is distant, her classmates are predictable, and a blue mood has settled around the edges of everything she does.

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Monsoon Summer
Monsoon Summer
by Mitali Perkins
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