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Young Readers

My Chinatown: One Year in Poems

by Mak, Kam

Chinatown -- a place of dragons and dreams; fireflies and memories Chinatown -- full of wonder and magic; fireworks on New Year's Day and a delicious smell on every corner Chinatown -- where every day brings something familiar and something new.

A Jar of Dreams

by Uchida, Yoshiko

When Aunt Waka comes to visit, and brings with her the old-fashioned wisdom of Japan, she teaches Rinko the importance of her Japanese heritage, and the value of her own strengths and dreams.

A is for Asia, illustrated by Yumi Heo

by Chin-Lee, Cynthia

American Dragons: Twenty-Five Asian American Voices

by Yep, Laurence

A collection of writings by 25 Asian-Americans.

A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems

by Wong, Janet S.

A Thousand Peaks: Poems from China

by Liu, Siyu and Protopopescu, Orel

China's poets have created shi, poems that follow strict rules of structure and rhythm, for several thousand years. Here are thirty-five shi from the Han dynasty to the modern era, in English and Chinese.

American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories for Young Adults

by Kadohata, Cynthia and Carlson, Lori M.

In this unique collection of touching and heartfelt short stories, ten young Asian-American writers re-create the conflicts that many young people feel living in two distinct worlds - one of memories and traditions, and one of today.

Aani and the Tree Huggers, illustrated by Venantius. J. Pinto

by Atkins, Jeannine

All in a Day

by Anno, Mitsumasa

Beacon Hill Boys

by Mochizuki, Ken

In 1972 Seattle, a teenager in a Japanese American family struggles for his own identity, along with a group of three friends who share his anger and confusion.

All the Colors of the Earth

by Hamanaka, Sheila

The Amah

by Yep, Laurence

Twelve-year-old Amy finds her family responsibilities growing and interfering with her ballet practice when her mother takes a job outside the home.

The Beggar in the Blanket and Other Vietnamese Tales

by Graham, Gail B.

This book is a collection of 8 Vietnamese folk tales.


by Say, Allen

When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcome discovery with the help of a stray cat.

American Sisters: Pacific Odyssey to California 1905

by Lawlor, Laurie

Born Confused

by Hidier, Tanuja Desai

Seventeen-year-old Dimple, whose family is from India, discovers that she is not Indian enough for the Indians and not American enough for the Americans, as she sees her best friend taking possession of her heritage and the boy she likes.

Almond Cookies and Dragon Well Tea, illustrated by You Shan Tan

by Chin-Lee, Cynthia


by Yep, Laurence

Robin, a young ballet dancer who is half Chinese and half white, works in a fish store for Mr. Tsow, a brusque Chinese who accuses her of being a half person and who harbors a bitter secret.

Boxing in Black and White

by Bacho, Peter

Text and photographs present some of the notable heavyweight boxing matches of the twentieth century, featuring such fighters as Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali.

Angel Child/Dragon Child, illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai

by Surat, Michele Maria

Aruna's Journey

by Sreenivasan, Jyotsna

Bridgeable Shores: Selected Poems (1969-2001)

by Cabalquinto, Luis

Anna and the Bookbinder, illustrated by Ted Rand

by Cheng, Andrea

Ashok by Any Other Name, illustrated by Janice Tohinaka

by Yamate, Sandra S.

China Boy

by Lee, Gus

Kai Ting is the only American-born son of a family that has fled China. Unprepared for life on the streets of San Francisco, Kai spends his childhood trying to adapt to American life.

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