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Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade

Written by: Lyla Lee Illustrated by: Dung Ho For ages: 6-9 years Language: English & some Korean Topics Covered: Korean-American Experience, Lunar New Year, Culture & Traditions, Holidays, Friendship, Single-Parent Family, Lunar New Year, Safety, Social-Emotional Development, Own Voices.  Summary:  Happy Lunar New Year!  This…

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My Footprints

Written by: Bao Phi Illustrated by: Basia Tran For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, LGBTQ Families, Bullying, Xenophobia, Family, Love, LGBTQ, Growing Up, Girls Outdoors. Summary:  My Footprints is a lovely book that tackles some tough subjects. Thuy, our main character,…

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Front Desk

Written by: Kelly Yang Cover Art by: Maike Plenzke For ages: Middle Grades YA Book Language: English, slight Mandarin. Topics Covered: Immigration, Racism, Friendship, Family, Growing Up. Summary: Mia Tang and her parents emigrated from China two years before the book begins.  When the book begins,…

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My Chinatown: One Year in Poems

Written & Illustrated by: Kam Mak For ages: 4 years & up Language: English Topics Covered: Poetry, Immigration, Asian-American Experience, Chinese Culture, Family.  Summary: This book chronicles the first year that the narrator, a young boy, spends away from his old home in Hong Kong and…

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Written by: Chieri Uegaki Illustrated by: Qin Leng For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, slight Japanese. Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Family, Music, Asian Families. Summary: Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play her violin for the school talent show, despite only having been to three lessons.  Her…

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Natsumi!

Written by: Susan Lendroth Illustrated by: Priscilla Burris For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Family Acceptance, Asian Families, Culture and Traditions, Self-Esteem, Japanese Culture Summary: Natsumi is a young Japanese girl that is constantly being told things like “slow down!”, “not so fast!”,…

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