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Sen, Sharmila

Summary: At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race: on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation: not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian, and spends much of her life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEN, SHARMILA SEN

Choy, Catherine Ceniza

Summary: "Asian American Histories of the United States illuminates how an over-century-long history of Asian migration, labor, and community formation in the United States is fundamental to understanding the American experience and its existential crises of the early twenty-first century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0495 CHO

Gavino, Kate

Summary: "Shirin, Nina, and Silvia have just gotten their first jobs in publishing, at a University Press, a traditional publisher, and a trust-fund kid's "indie" publisher, respectively. And it's... great? They know they're paying their dues and the challenges they meet (Shirin's boss just assumes she knows Cantonese, Nina cannot get promoted by sheer force of will, and Silvia has to deal with daily...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2022

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 GAV

Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "Following the alphabet, poetry and expository text explain and showcase the cultural traditions and contributions of Asian Americans throughout U.S. history. Topics include traditions in food, family, and social celebrations, as well as key moments in history and milestone achievements"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2022

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1 available in JE Concept Crates, Call number: JE LOH

Xu, Kenny

Summary: "Even in the midst of a nationwide surge of bias and incidents against them, Asians from coast to coast have quietly assumed mastery of the nation's technical and intellectual machinery and become essential American workers. Yet, they've been forced to do so in the face of policy proposals-written in the name of diversity-excluding them from the upper ranks of the elite. Going beyond the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diversion Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 XU

Wong, Alice

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer. From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WON

Summary: "In Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest, editors Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew have assembled forty-one diverse contributors to give an intimate glimpse into Michigan's Asian American communities. Contributors create a fuller picture of these often overlooked groups, including the historical and demographic origins of Michigan's Asian American communities, experiences in memory...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.895 ASI

Yang, Kelly

Summary: "A lyrical nonfiction picture book featuring eighteen Asian American changemakers and two pivotal moments in Asian American history, illustrated by fifteen renowned Asian and Asian American artists"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 YAN

Zhao, Katie

Summary: Nancy Luo, Krystal Choi, Akil Patel, and Alexander Lin, juniors at Manhattan's elite Sinclair Prep, are forced to confront their secrets after Jamie Ruan, once their closest friend, is found dead.--Provided by Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZHA

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZHA

Yen, Jennifer

Summary: Smart, kind, and pretty, Liza Yang dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But her mom compares her to older sister Jeannie, and sees Liza as stubborn, rebellious, and determined to push back against all of Mrs. Yang's traditional values, especially when it comes to dating. The one thing they agree on is their love of baking. Mrs. Yang is the owner of Houston's popular Yin & Yang...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC YEN

Quach, Michelle

Summary: Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper-- until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len just seems more like a leader. When Eliza's frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement she never meant to start, caught between those who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC QUA

Summary: Japanese-Americans are often deemed to be a model ethnic community who have achieved their "success" by virtue of their own efforts. However, the road to success was a difficult one and, as a result, the Japanese-American experience has been very distinct from that of other immigrants. This program explores this experience, starting with the first immigrants from Japan, the Issei, through to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Yang, Jeff

Summary: "'RISE' is a love letter to and for Asian Americans--a vivid scrapbook of voices, emotions, and memories from an era in which [their] culture was forged and transformed, and a way to preserve both the headlines and the intimate conversations that have shaped [their] community into who [they] are today"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.095 YAN

Cho, Margaret.

Contents: Disc One So good to be home -- Karl Lagerfeld -- I am a fag hag -- Chippendales -- Gay porn -- Lesbians love whale watching -- Are you gay? -- Grandma and Grandpa -- Disc Two Once upon a time I had myown tv show -- KKK-Mart -- Saved by the Gong -- Fatty choices -- Gwen -- "Margaret Cho, you're a star!" -- Mother's Day -- But I'm a size 4 -- Chow-like Cho diet-- Koren a̲merican role model --...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Nettwerk America 2003

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN CHO

Chung, Nicole

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "What does it mean to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them? Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHUNG, NICOLE CHU

Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEE

Hong, Cathy Park

Summary: "Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status: neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity. In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achieving professionals. But in reality, this is the most economically divided group in the country, a tenuous alliance of people with roots from South Asia to East Asia to the Pacific Islands,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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Gao, Laura

Summary: Seamlessly toggling between past and present, this funny graphic memoir follows a queer Chinese American's immigration to Texas where she just wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why she is attracted to girls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Alley 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 GAO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 GAO

Summary: This award-winning documentary explores portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experience of actors who have struggled against Hollywood's ethnic stereotyping and discriminatory practices. The Slanted Screen covers the practice of using Caucasian actors in yellowface makeup, drawing upon a wealth of materials, including 50 rare film clips spanning a century. The program,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Gilbert, Kelly Loy

Summary: Knowing that the friendships she depends on will change when her parents split up, Beth witnesses a private act of violence in her crush's home before forging a pact with her friends to offer support in the face of a life-altering decision.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster/BFYR 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GIL

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GIL

Ho, Joanna

Summary: In the year following their son's death, May Chen's parents face racist accusations of putting too much pressure on their son and causing his death by suicide, and May attempts to challenge the racism and ugly stereotypes through her writing, only to realize that she still has a lot to learn and that her actions have consequences for her family as well as herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HO

Summary: "A collection of thirty heartfelt, witty, and hopeful thought pieces on the experience of growing up Asian American, for fans of Minor Feelings."--Amazon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MTV Entertainment Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.895 MY

Kuklin, Susan.

Summary: African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American children describe their families' cultural traditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1992

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 KUK

Huang, Quanyu

Summary: "Why do Asian and Asian-American students consistently perform so well on standardized tests? Why are students of Asian descent disproportionately admitted to America's top colleges? This informative and entertainingly written comparison of educational methods in America and China answers these questions and more, while assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each culture's distinctly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.829 HUA

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