Chinese American

Same Sun Here

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Ages 10 and up, Asian (Central), Chinese American, Indian American, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here By Silas House and Neela Vaswani Illustrated by Hilary Schenker Published by Candlewick Press “This tender and breathtakingly honest story about unlikely friendships and finding common ground will captivate readers…audiences will revel in this lovely story about a boy and girl who are not so different from one another after all.” –Lalitha Nataraj, School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to...

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Crouching Tiger

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Ages 06 and up, Asian (East), Chinese American, Theme: Bi-racial Identity, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Relationships | Comments Off on Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger By Ying Chang Compestine Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene Published by Candlewick Press “Discipline and warmth bring a child and his Chinese grandfather closer together…Compestine creates a simple portrait of a familiar cultural bridge” –Kirkus Reviews Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Vinson is very excited when his grandfather comes from China for a visit. When Grandpa practices tai chi in the garden, Vinson asks to learn, hoping it will be like kung fu, full of kicks and punches. But tai chi’s meditative postures are slow and...

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New Mainers

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Ages 14 and up, Cambodian American, Chinese American, Indian American, Multicultural, Multinational/Multicultural, Muslim, Muslim American, Somali American, Sudanese American, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Community, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on New Mainers

New Mainers

New Mainers: Portraits of our Immigrant Neighbors By Pat Nyhan Photography by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest Published by Tilbury House Publishers “The personal stories are what make this book a much-needed education about where Maine fits into the global agenda…. It’s new and it’s startling, and I believe that reading it is certain to enrich a reader’s interest in the greater world and all it has to offer.” —Capital Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Who are these new Mainers, and why have they come here? They are from...

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My Friend Mei Jing

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Ages 04 and up, Canada, Chinese American, Multinational/Multicultural, Nigerian American, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on My Friend Mei Jing

My Friend Mei Jing

My Friend Mei Jing By Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Ben Frey Photography by Irvin Cheung Published by Annick Press “…A book that will get all children seeing how they are more alike than they are different, this book should have a place on most school and public library shelves.” — Tasha Saecker, Waking Brain Cells Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Different cultures. Best friends. Ever since Mei Jing came to Monifa’s school they’ve been best friends. They’re both artistic and like to create wild designs together. They love to play at...

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First Crossing

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Ages 12 and up, Cambodian American, Chinese American, Haitian American, Korean American, Latino, Multicultural, Multinational/Multicultural, Native American, Palestinian American, Theme: Adoption, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Identity, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on First Crossing

First Crossing

First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants Edited by Donald R. Gallo Published by Candlewick Press “Newly transplanted teens will find the voices represented in this collection far more relevant than those echoing forth from the huddled masses of Ellis Island, and American-born readers will gain insight from the palpable depictions of what it’s like to be thrust into ‘the middle of a game where [you] don’t know the players, the rules, or even the object.'” —Jennifer Mattson, Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N        ...

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Yang the Youngest

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 09 and up, Asian (East), Chinese American, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Sibling Relationship | Comments Off on Yang the Youngest

Yang the Youngest

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear By Lensey Namioka Illustrated by Kees de Kiefte Published by Random House Inc “Peppered with wry commentary on the often baffling experience of adapting to a new country and a new language, Beijing-born Namioka’s fresh and funny novel serves up a slice of modern, multicultural American life.” —Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Everyone in the Yang family is a talented musician except for nine-year-old Yingtao, the youngest Yang. Even after years of violin lessons from his father, Yingtao...

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Thief of Hearts

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 10 and up, Asian (East), Chinese American, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Thief of Hearts

Thief of Hearts

Thief of Hearts By Laurence Yep Published by HarperCollins Publishers “Any kid caught between cultures will relate to Stacy’s search for home.” —Hazel Rochman, Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Stacy Palmer almost never thinks about being Chinese American, As far as she’s concerned, she’s just like everyone else. Then Hong Ch’un comes to Stacy’s school from China. Stacy and Hong Ch’un don’t exactly get along, but when Hong Ch’un is accused of stealing and runs away, Stacy vows she must try to...

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Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 06 and up, Asian (East), Chinese American, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Community, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic By Ginnie Lo Illustrated by Beth Lo Published by Lee & Low Books “Readers will feel a kinship with the young cousins, who are isolated at first, but soon become the center of an annual tradition.” —Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Jinyi and her sister love visiting Auntie and Uncle Yang’s home, where they enjoy dumpling-eating contests and backyard adventures with their cousins. One weekend, on a Sunday drive among the cornfields near Chicago, Auntie Yang spots something she has never before seen...

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