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National Education Association's Asian American Booklist

Description: Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles from The National Education Association's Asian American Booklist.


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Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

by Adeline Yen Mah

Mah returns to her roots to paint an authentic portrait of 20th century China as well as to tell the story of her painful childhood and her courage and ultimate triumph over despair.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

by Bette Bao Lord

A young Chinese girl in 1947 comes to Brooklyn and discovers her love for baseball while adjusting to new life in America.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner (My Name Is America Series)

by Laurence Yep

This is a story of a boy who came from China looking for gold and the American Dream. This is part of the "My name is America" series.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Bicycle Man

by Allen Say

A gentle story of a group of Japanese children meeting two American soldiers a year after the war... a very special book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Allison

by Allen Say

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Emma's Rug

by Allen Say

A young artist finds that her creativity comes from within when the rug that she had always relied upon for inspiration is destroyed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family

by Yoshiko Uchida

Desert Exile chronicles the experiences of a well-to-do Japanese American family before and during the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


China Boy

by Gus Lee

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Land I Lost

by Huynh Quang Nhuong

A collection of personal reminiscences of the author's youth in a hamlet on the central highlands of Vietnam.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Journey Home

by Yoshiko Uchida

Yuki, a 12-year-old Japanese American girl, and her family were sent to a concentration camp in Utah. This is the story of their journey back to Berkeley, California after WWII is over.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Lion Dancer

by Kate Waters and Madeline Slovenz-Low

This is a story of the most important day of Ernie Wan's life. This Chinese New Year, he will perform his first Lion Dance on the streets of New York City!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Star Fisher

by Laurence Yep

In 1927, Joan Lee and her family are the first Chinese-Americans that Clarksburg has ever seen. Joan knows she's American. But no one else seems to think so.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Yell-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American

by Vickie Nam

The collection includes 80 brief selections (most are under three pages) by budding writers between 15 and 22 years of age, from all over the country.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Finding My Voice

by Marie G. Lee

As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Golem and the Dragon Girl

by Sonia Levitin

"Ghosts, music, and poltergeists blend in this satisfying story, rich in Chinese and Jewish culture... The theme of knowing one's own heritage in order to know and appreciate others is handled nicely." - School Library Journal

Date Added: 05/25/2017


If It Hadn't Been For Yoon Jun

by Marie G. Lee

Just because the new kid barely speaks English and comes from Korea, Alice's father wants her to be friends with him and learn more about her own heritage. Alice may have been adopted from Korea, but she considers herself 100% American.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


A Jar of Dreams

by Yoshiko Uchida

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Cook's Family

by Laurence Yep

As her parents' arguments become more frequent, Robin looks forward to the visits that she and her grandmother make to Chinatown, where they pretend to be an elderly cook's family, giving Robin new insight into her Chinese heritage.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


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

by Cynthia Kadohata and Lori M. Carlson

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Grandfather Counts

by Andrea Cheng

When her mother's father comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with her grandfather despite their age and language differences.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Dia's Story Cloth

by Dia Cha

The story cloth made for the author by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the Hmong people in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Echoes of the White Giraffe

by Sook Nyul Choi

Fifteen-year-old Sookan adjusts to life in the refugee village in Pusan but continues to hope that the civil war will end and her family will be reunited in Seoul. Historical fiction.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Tae's Sonata

by Haemi Balgassi

Tae, a Korean American eighth grader, tries to sort out her feelings when she is assigned a popular cute boy as a partner for a school report and later has a falling out with her best friend.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Boxing in Black and White

by Peter Bacho

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Best Bad Thing

by Yoshiko Uchida

Date Added: 05/25/2017



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