Tag Archives: Asian & Asian American

Coco-Chan’s Kimono

Author: Kumiko Sudo Publisher: Breckling Press Product Description Inspired by the author’s childhood memories of the Japanese countryside, this entrancing picture book, illustrated with beautiful watercolor drawings, tells the story of Coco-Chan, who must wait patiently for her mother to finish sewing her new kimono. As Mama stitches away, Coco-Chan’s attention skips to a dragonfly […]

Wabi Sabi

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Mark Reibstein Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master says, “That’s hard to explain.” And that is all she says. […]

American Born Chinese

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Gene Luen Yang Publisher: First Second Amazon.com Indie graphic novelist Gene Yang’s intelligent and emotionally challenging American Born Chinese is made up of three individual plotlines: the determined efforts of the Chinese folk hero Monkey King to shed his humble roots and be revered as a god; the struggles faced by […]

Peiling and the Chicken-Fried Christmas

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Pauline Chen Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Book Description Christmas season is in full swing, and eleven-year-old Peiling Wang can’t take another minute of it. She feels completely left out! Her family is from Taiwan, and even though they have been living in America since she was small, they have never […]

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment

Rating: (216 reviews) Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston Publisher: Bantam Books Book Description Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp–with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy […]