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A lot of history is packed into the 40-page A is for Asian American

A is for Asian American: An Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Alphabet

By Virginia Loh-Hagan

Illustrations by Tracy Nishimura Bishop

Sleeping Bear Press, 2022

Hardcover, 40 pages, $17.99


Pedro’s Yo-Yos: How a Filipino Immigrant Came to America and Changed the World of Toys

By Rob Peñas

Illustrations by Carl Angel

Lee & Low Books, 2024

Hardcover, 40 pages, $20.95



Chloe’s Lunar New Year

By Lily LaMotte

Illustrations by Michelle Lee

HarperCollins, 2023

Hardcover, 40 pages, $18.99



Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

By Virginia Loh-Hagan

Illustrations by Timothy Banks

HarperCollins, 2019

Hardcover, 32 pages, $18.99



The ABCs of Asian American History

By Renee Macalino Rutledge

Illustrations by Lauren Akazawa Mendez



Ruby’s Chinese New Year

By Vickie Lee

Illustrations by Joey Chou


Baby Loves Lunar Phases on Chinese New Year!

By Ruth Spiro

Illustrations by Irene Chan



The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee

By Julie Leung

Illustrations by Julie Kwon


How to Catch a Dragon

By Adam Wallace

Illustrations by Andy Elkerton


Celebrate Chinese New Year

By Carolyn Otto


Marie Kondo is back with a manga about decluttering

by Marie Kondo

The Year of the Rooster: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

By Oliver Chin

All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts, and More for Kids

By Allison "Aixin" Branscombe


The Great Race: How the Chinese Zodiac Came to Be

By Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata


Four cookbooks I didn’t want to like, but do anyway

The Year of the Horse: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin

Bringing in the New Year

By Grace Lin

Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

By Lincoln Cushing and Ann Tompkins

Chinese Customs

By Xiang Wei 

Ladder to the Moon

By Maya Soetoro-Ng

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

By Loree Griffin Burns

Tibetan Calligraphy:

How to Write the Alphabet and More

Long-Long’s New Year

By Catherine Gower

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

By Sanmu Tang

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford 

Daughter of Xanadu

By Dori Jones Yang

Packy & Me: The Incredible Tale of Doc Maberry and the Baby Elephant Who Made History

By Dr. Matthew Maberry, with his wife, Patricia Maberry, as told to Michelle Trappen

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families

By Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore 

My Mom Is a Fob: Earnest Advice in Broken English from Your Asian-American Mom

By Teresa Wu and Serena Wu

Chinese Feasts & Festivals: A Cookbook

By S.C. Moey

Celebrating the Lantern Festival

By Sanmu Tang

The Kittens of Boxville

Original story by Ryosuke Handa

Listen to the Fragrance

By Charles Wu

Filipinos in the Willamette Valley

By Tyrone Lim and Dolly Pangan-Specht

Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies

By Twinkie Chan

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

By Erika Lee & Judy Yung

The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska’s Commercial Fisherwomen

By Kiyo Marsh, Tomi Marsh, and Laura Cooper 

The Way of Tea: Reflections on a Life with Tea

By Aaron Fisher

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

By Kao Kalia Yang

Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life:
A Story of Sustainable Farming

By Jan Reynolds

One Amazing Thing

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Lonesome Puppy

By Yoshitomo Nara

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books,
Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Greg Mortenson

Ten Mice for Tet

By Pegi Deitz Shea and Cynthia Weill


The Chinese Astrology Kit: Discover Your Personality, Compatibility and Destiny

By Derek Walters and Helen Jones


The Convict’s Sword

By I.J. Parker 

Sacred Mountain: Everest

By Christine Taylor-Butler


Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way

By Jake Hobson

Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon

By R. Gregory Nokes 

The Last Chinese Chef

By Nicole Mones

Rabbit’s Gift

By George Shannon

The Shanghai Tunnel

By Sharan Newman

The Otaku Encyclopedia

By Patrick W. Galbraith



By Nancy Yi Fan

Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land

By David Mas Masumoto 

Kanzashi in Bloom

By Diane Gilleland

Knitted Socks East and West

By Judy Sumner

American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods

By Bonnie Tsui 

Miles from Nowhere

By Nami Mun

Tsunami Warning

By Taylor Morrison

Asian-American experience focus of new textbook 

Ani’s Raw Food Desserts

By Ani Phyo

Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku

By Ellie Crowe

Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story

By Paula Yoo

Grandfather’s Story Cloth
(Yawg Daim Paj Ntaub Dab Neeg)

By Linda Gerdner and Sarah Langford

In the Convent of Little Flowers: Stories

By Indu Sundaresan

Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family

By Lauren Kessler 

The Wishing Tree

By Roseanne Thong

Chinese Astrology: Plain and Simple

By Suzanne White

The Day the Dragon Danced

By Kay Haugaard

Tea with Milk

By Allen Say

Love Hotels

Essays by Natsuo Kirino and Rod Slemmons

Tree of Cranes

By Allen Say  

Blind Faith

By Sagarika Ghose

A Father Like That

By Charlotte Zolotow

My Dadima Wears a Sari

By Kashmira Sheth


By Natsuo Kirino

A Case of Two Cities

By Qiu Xiaolong

Eeeee Eee Eeee

By Tao Lin


By Tao Lin


The Concrete Dragon: China’s Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World

By Thomas J. Campanella

Sky Sweeper
By Phillis Gershator 

Yaku: Haikus about Yaks in Tibet

By Kathy Schroeder and Anna and Clara Gustafson

A Song for Cambodia

By Michelle Lord

Peaceful Painter: Memoirs of an Issei Woman Artist

By Hisako Hibi

Looking for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour by Wing Young Huie

By Wing Young Huie

Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on Burma’s Frontiers

By Edith Mirante

Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa

By Teruyo Nogami 

New Clothes for New Year’s Day

By Hyun-Joo Bae

Divining the Asian Zodiac: Ancient Guide to Life and Love

By Fumio Shiozawa

A Corpse in the Koryo

By James Church