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Asian American Voices

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

by Jenny Han

Fiction
Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent

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You Bring the Distant Near

by Mitali Perkins

Fiction
From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.

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Frankly In Love

by David Yoon

Fiction
High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all

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All You Can Ever Know

by Nicole Chung

Nonfiction
Chung investigates the mysteries and complexities of her transracial adoption in this chronicle of unexpected family for anyone who has struggled to figure out where they belong.

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How Much of These Hills is Gold

by C. Pam Zhang

Fiction
Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past.

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A Map into the World

by Kao Kalia Yang

Fiction
Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy year with her family in their new home, and seeks a way to share the beauty of the world with a grieving neighbor. (picture book)

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Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time

by Lisa Yee

Fiction
After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father. (chapter book)

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American Panda

by Gloria Chao

Fiction 
MIT freshman Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents’ expectations, but she soon finds that she cannot keep secrets hidden from her parents if she wants to truly be herself.

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Whereabouts

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Fiction
Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. The woman at the center wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties.

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The Astonishing Color of After

by Emily X.R. Pan

Fiction
After her mother’s suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.

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My Footprints

by Bao Phi

Fiction
Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is different creatures, including an especially strong, wonderful being made up of her two mothers and herself. Includes a note about the phoenix and the Sarabha. (picture book)

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Chef Roy Choi And The Street Food Remix

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Nonfiction
Describes the popular street cook’s life, including working in his family’s restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant.

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Shelter

by Jung Yun

Fiction
Kyung Cho’s home is worth less money than he owes. A tenure-track professor, he and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son.

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American as Paneer Pie

by Supriya Kelkar

Fiction
When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home and at school. (chapter book)

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The Boy Who Became a Dragon: A Bruce Lee Story

by Jim DiBartolo

Nonfiction
Presents a biography of the martial arts legend, describing his childhood in Hong Kong and how it was shaped by World War II, and his success as an international star.

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Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

Fiction 
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

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If I Had Your Face

by Frances Cha

Fiction
Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a ‘room salon’, an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client may come to threaten her livelihood.

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Love From A to Z

by S.K. Ali

Fiction
Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during spring break and fall in love as both struggle to find a way to live their own truths.

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The Committed

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Fiction
The astonishing sequel to The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, The Committed follows the “man of two minds” as he comes to Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing.

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Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution

by Helen Zia

Nonfiction
The dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist Revolution–a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today.

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Pie in the Sky

by Remy Lai

Fiction
When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. To distract himself, he daydreams about making the cakes the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. (graphic novel)

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong

Fiction
Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling.

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Front Desk

by Kelly Yang

Fiction
Mia Tang’s parents take a job managing a rundown motel while her mother (who was an engineer) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and copes with demanding customers and other recent immigrants. (chapter book)

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Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Fiction
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant-and that her lover is married-she refuses to be bought. I

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Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

by Kat Zhang

Fiction
Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly. (picture book)

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Displacement

by Kiku Hughes

Fiction 
Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

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This Light Between Us

by Andrew Fukuda

Fiction
Two unlikely pen pals, a Japanese-American boy and a Jewish-French girl, exchange letters tracking their dreams, growing friendship and wrenching encounters with the realities of World War II.

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Emergency Contact

by Mary H.K. Choi

Fiction
After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other’s emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other

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Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

by Jessica Kim

Fiction
When eleven-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids’ comedy camp she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part. (chapter book)

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Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji

by F. Zia

Fiction Nonfiction
Aneel and his grandfather, Dada-ji, tell stories, use their imaginations, and make delicious roti, a traditional Indian flatbread. (picture book)

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Amina’s Voice

by Hena Khan

Fiction
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community. (chapter book)

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

Fiction
When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents’ obsession with “marriage prospects” but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting an arranged marriage with him.

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The Wrath and the Dawn

by Renee Ahdieh

Fiction
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.

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Interior Chinatown

by Charles Yu

Fiction
From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.

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Big Mooncake for Little Star

by Grace Lin

Fiction
Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama’s request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night. (picture book)

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Klara and the Sun

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Fiction
From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara–an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities–watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside.

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When They Call You a Terrorist: a Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World

by Patrisse Cullors

Nonfiction
A longtime New York Times bestseller. The poetic memoir of a Black woman who co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013 after Trayvon Martin’s killer went free. Cullors grew up as the daughter of a single mother in an impoverished L.A. neighborhood, a childhood that fueled her determination and outrage against race-based prejudice and persecution.

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Parachutes

by Kelly Yang

Fiction
A teen from a privileged Asian family navigates culture shock and unexpected freedom while attending school in California and staying with the family of an Ivy League hopeful whose debate coach has undermined her plans.

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They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei

Nonfiction
The iconic actor and activist presents a graphic memoir detailing his experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the hard choices his family made in the face of legalized racism.

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‘Ohana Means Family

by Ilima Loomis

Fiction
In this cumulative rhyme in the style of “The House That Jack Built,” a family celebrates Hawaii and its culture while serving poi at a luau. (picture book)

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Starfish

by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Fiction
Kiko Himura grapples with social anxiety and a narcissistic mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school before accepting an invitation to tour other art schools on the West Coast.

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Convenience Store Woman

by Sayak Murata

Fiction
Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. 

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I’ll Be The One

by Lyla Lee

Fiction
Follows Skye Shin’s experiences as a plus-sized teen girl who shatters expectations on a televised competition to become the next big K-pop star.

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All About The Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games For Kids

by Gidget Roceles Jimenez

Nonfiction
Fun facts about the spirit of the Philippines and what makes this country and its people wonderfully unique. This is a book for families to enjoy together. 

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The Night Tiger

by Yangze Choo

Fiction
Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.

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