In honor of the holiday, here are 25 books from Asian American and Pacific Islander authors that you should include on your reading list, from prize-winning fiction to graphic novels, essays, and memoirs. When Nguyen was 10 years old, he saw the film Apocalypse Nowan American drama about the Vietnam War, and realized that not many stories about the war came from the perspective of the Vietnamese people. In The Sympathizerthe unnamed narrator is a South Vietnamese military aid working as a spy for the communist North Vietnamese.
Diversity in book publishing is something She Reads has always made a priority to promote and we have found some amazing new books by female Asian authors this year. In the mood for some great new and inspiring reads? These releases by female Asian authors will do just the trick!
A skill she might even be proud of. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth — and the part he played in it.
The action that follows takes readers on a journey of meta-criticism, which does well to entertain while asking some serious questions about the state of Filipino literature as a whole. The compelling confrontation of societal echelons and social norms that ensues is a captivating consideration of contemporary Indian society, and, indeed, the identities of all minorities currently living on the margins. Following on from his first novel The Gift of Rain, in much the same style, Tan Twang Eng offers up this masterfully-sculpted narrative with all his trademark mysticism and esoteric turns of phrase.
Because this list will only scratch the surface of all the great books to read, we wanted to spotlight books you might not already have on your reading list. Despite the potentially heavy subject matter, this book is full of funny quips and clever moments, and the almost diary-like format makes it a quick read. In this heartbreaking yet hopeful graphic novel, Bui pieces together her family history and illustrates their difficult journey from a stolen home to a new one.
As a Korean American, I grew up yearning to see actors that looked like me. On the rare occasions I saw an Asian celebrity, I adored them unflaggingly. This recently published debut novel is set in glittering modern Shanghai, where the Zhen family lives in a luxury hotel-and-apartment complex.
The books are slated for release May Nut spends his day sitting in a cafeteria observing his surroundings and daydreaming of being rich. He eventually becomes a radical activist criticizing the social stratification in the streets of Greenwich Village.
Asian YA and Asian literature in general, was largely unknown to me until last year. Goodreads blurbs will be in Italics. Without further ado, here are 30 of the best Asian YA books. Disclaimer: I use affiliate links for Amazon and will make a cent or two if you buy using these links.
Here are twenty books by Asian and Asian American authors that are perfect for relaxing on the beach or getting your heart racing on a hot summer night. Mia Tang is ten years old and works the front desk of the Calivista Motel while her parents tirelessly clean and manage for the money-hungry, mean-spirited owner Mr. When one the guests gets into trouble with the police, Mia is compelled to fight back against injustice through her love of words and writing.
Here are 17 books you can pick up, preorder, or add to your tbr today! Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition.