Tag Archives: Asian-American

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

A city girl explores her Chinese-American roots and gets to know her grandparents and the small Minnesota town her ancestor made home in this funny and heartwarming story. Continue reading

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5 Stories of Adventure & Change

Here’s a mix of books from the past couple of years, all sharing an element of change and adventure. Continue reading

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Here’s a beautiful and chewy historical novel that lives up to its slew of awards – a Cybils Young Adult Fiction finalist in addition to the four pictured on the cover. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. … Continue reading

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Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias. Illustrated by Tracy Subisak

A heartwarming and beautifully painted picture book about a girl building a real relationship with her grandmother when she and her mother travel to Taiwan. Continue reading

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3 Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Finalists

Here are three more outstanding books in my read-through of 2021 Cybils Finalists – Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh, Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler, and Violets are Blue by Barbara Dee.
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The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

An impossible task, banished magicians, the meaning of family, and deepest betrayals blend in The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim. Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens by Isabel Roxas

All may seem ordinary in the quiet Queens neighborhood of Shadyside where this graphic is set, but adventure and nefarious activity is afoot, as a trio of girls finds out.  Continue reading

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Asian-American Graphic Novels 2020-2021

Here are all the Asian-American graphic novels published in the last two years I could find. Continue reading

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More Modern Adventures with Gods: Girl Giant and the Monkey King and City of the Plague God

Two stories in which modern-day kids get entangled with the living mythology of their culture, both great for fans of the Percy Jackson books. Continue reading

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Food, Friendship, and Immigration – Measuring Up and A Place at the Table

Here are two and a half reviews of books for middle grade readers that combine cooking (or eating together) with making friends and the immigrant experience. What could be yummier? Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu. Harper Alley, … Continue reading

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