Asian (East)

The Unforgotten Coat

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Ages 09 and up, Asian (East), England, Mongolian, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Undocumented Immigration | Comments Off on The Unforgotten Coat

The Unforgotten Coat

The Unforgotten Coat By Frank Cottrell Boyce Photography by Carl Hunter and Clare Heney Published by Candlewick Press “…a tight, powerful story—brimming with humor, mystery, and pathos” –Publisher’s Weekly “Funny, sad, haunting and original…A tricky, magical delight.” –Kirkus Reviews Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in Julie’s sixth grade class, no one, least of all Julie, knows what to do with them. But when Chingis, the older of the two brothers,...

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Trouble

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Ages 12 and up, Asian (East), Cambodian American, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Racial Discrimiation | Comments Off on Trouble

Trouble

Trouble By Gary Schmidt Published by Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “Written by a 2008 Newbery Honor Book author, this story addresses what it means to be human, to struggle with racist feelings towards others and still be able to work towards responsibility and reconciliation.” –KLIATT “Many social issues currently in play in the United States are central to the story, such as immigration in a faltering economy, making it an excellent springboard for class discussion of current events.” –VOYA Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description “Henry Smith’s...

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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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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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What Will You Be, Sara Mee?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 03 and up, Asian (East), Korean American, Theme: Celebration, Theme: Community, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Sibling Relationship | Comments Off on What Will You Be, Sara Mee?

What Will You Be, Sara Mee?

What Will You Be, Sara Mee? By Kate Aver Avraham Illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien Published by Charlesbridge Publishers “Of particular interest to Korean American families, this festive story also introduces a different cultural birthday tradition to non-Koreans.”  —Booklist “What Will You Be Sara Mee? gives readers a beautiful glimpse into Korean culture.” —Teaching Tolerence Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Will she be an artist? A cook? A writer? Sara Mee is turning one, and her family and friends gather for her tol, or...

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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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Project Mulberry

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 09 and up, Asian (East), Korean American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on Project Mulberry

Project Mulberry

Project Mulberry By Linda Sue Park Published by Random House Publishers “There’s no easy resolution, but the unforgettable family and friendship story, the quiet, almost unspoken racism, and the excitement of the science make this a great cross-curriculum title.” —Hazel Rochman, Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N       Description Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can’t agree on the perfect project. Then Julia’s mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years...

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My Name is Yoon

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 04 and up, Asian (East), Korean American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on My Name is Yoon

My Name is Yoon

My Name Is Yoon By Helen Recorvits Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux “…the themes of acknowledging and accepting differences while preserving individuality offer positive reinforcements for children from multiple cultural backgrounds.”—Skye Suttie, Children’s Literature Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Yoon’s name means Shining Wisdom, and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines and...

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Grandfather’s Journey

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 04 and up, Asian (East), Japanese American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Grandparents & Intergenerational, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Grandfather’s Journey

Grandfather’s Journey

Grandfather’s Journey By Allen Say Illustrated by Allen Say Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “The immigrant experience has rarely been so poignantly evoked.” —Horn Book “A personal history of three generations of the author’s family that points out the emotions that are common to the immigrant experience.” —School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather’s life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family’s unique cross-cultural...

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Flying The Dragon

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 09 and up, Asian (East), Japanese American, Theme: Bi-racial Identity, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Flying The Dragon

Flying The Dragon

Flying the Dragon By Natalie Dias Lorenzi Published by Charlesbridge “Details of Japanese language, culture and kite fighting enhance the diversity theme. A quiet, beautifully moving portrayal of a multicultural family.” —Kirkus Reviews “Lorenzi offers an empathetic and quietly affecting fish-out-of-water story, with both children struggling with disappointments, prejudice, language difficulties, and being caught between cultures.” —Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Flying the Dragon tells the story of two cousins in...

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Cooper’s Lesson

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 06 and up, Asian (East), Korean American, Theme: Bi-racial Identity, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Cooper’s Lesson

Cooper’s Lesson

Cooper’s Lesson By Sun Yung Shin Translated by Min Paek Illustrated by Kim Cogan Published by Children’s Book Press “Told in gentle language, this quiet story focuses on the challenges of being caught between two cultures.” —Carolyn Janssen, School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Cooper’s Lesson is an inspiring story about identity and intergenerational friendship, featuring a young biracial boy, written in both English and Korean. Cooper has had about enough of being half and half. And he’s really had enough...

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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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A Step From Heaven

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 12 and up, Asian (East), Korean American, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on A Step From Heaven

A Step From Heaven

A Step From Heaven By An Na Published by Penguin Books “A contemporary and personal immigrant tale, this will make an affecting counterpoint to well-worn stories of Ellis Island.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This is a powerful story of cultural clash. . . Readers will come to care for Young Ju as she finds her way in a strange culture and eventually finds success. Highly Recommended.” —The Book Report Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description When she is five, Young Ju Park and her family move from Korea to California....

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