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  • The School for Good Mothers

    By Jessamine Chan (SF Chan, Q SF Chan, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Frida Lu’s Chinese immigrant parents are not happy with her career or her unfaithful husband. She feels all she has is her daughter, until one mistake causes the state to look her way.

  • Fiona and Jane

    By Jean Chen Ho (Fic Ho, Q Ho, eBook, eAudiobook)

    This novel is told in alternating voices of two Taiwanese best friends as they come into adulthood and go their separate ways. As one goes to New York and one to California, they each must deal with the separation as well as their own traumas.

  • Sari, Not Sari

    By Sonya Singh (Fic Sing, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Manny grew up trying to be an All-American girl, but the sudden death of her parents makes her realize that she knows little about what it means to actually be an Indian-American. When Sammy Patel comes to her with an odd-request, Manny must learn quickly.

  • Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

    By Jeff Yang (973.0495 Yang)

    Take a look at the Asian American cultural icons and trends from the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, written with eye catching graphics, charts, and visually appealing text. This is an informationally and diverse “celebration of community”.

  • Mother Ocean, Father Nation: A Novel

    By Nishant Batsha (Fic Bats)

    A young college student must flee her life in the South Pacific and travel to California to escape a military coup due to her friendship with a government official’s daughter.  Her brother, however, is left working in his father’s store, hoping for a chance to change his life among the civil unrest.

  • Asian American Histories of the United States

    By Catherine Ceniza Choy (305.895 Choy, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Chronicling the past two hundred years of Asian cultures in America, this book showcases the importance of Asian Americans in the history of The United States, from early migration and labor to more recent blame of Covid-19 and anti-Asian hate.

  • Daughters of the New Year

    By E.M. Tran (Fic Tran, eBook, eAudiobook)

    In this multigenerational novel, the reader travels backwards in time to follow five generations of Vietnamese mothers and daughters and family secrets are uncovered and their necessary migration to America is explained.

  • My Life: Growing Up Asian in America

    (305.895 My)

    From the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), this is a series of 30 essays, poems, and short stories that tells the real experiences of those growing up Asian in America.

  • Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

    By Jenny T. Wang (362.2 Wang)

    This self-help book is tailored specifically to the needs and experiences of Asian Americans, helping find a place of acceptance and belonging. The author incorporated her own experiences as a Taiwanese American to help readers understand her framework.

  • Gods of Want: Stories

    By K-Ming Chang (Fic Chan)

    Written in a feminist point of view, this collection of stories focuses on the Asian American female experience. The author includes thoughts of queerness, bodies, myths, relationships, and history.

  • Seeking Fortune Elsewhere

    By Sindya Bhanoo (Fic Bhan, eBook)

    This collection of stories from an award-winning author focuses on the lives of South Indian immigrants and those they left in India, specifically women and power within their lives.

  • Disorientation

    By Elaine Hsieh Chou (Fic Chou, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Ingrid Yang discovered an off note in the Chou Chinese archives while conducting research for her dissertation. In the hilarious turn of events that follow, she realizes that this finding not only changes her sheltered life, but her understanding of the world around her.

  • The Cartographers

    By Peng Shepherd (Fic Shep, Q Shep, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Nell Young, daughter of a famous cartographer must discover who was behind the death of her father and why all copies of the map in his last moments is mysteriously being destroyed.

  • The Swimmers

    By Julie Otsuka (Fic Otsu, Q Otsu, eBook, eAudiobook)

    While Alice is losing her memory to dementia, the pool is the one place where she finds solace. When that is no longer an option, she must deal with her early memories of being placed in a Japanese American internment camp.

  • Daughters of the Moon Goddess

    By Sue Lynn Tan (Fic Tan, CD Fic Tan, eBook, eAudiobook)

    The first in a Chinese mythological duology, Xingyin is unaware that she is being hidden from the Celestial Emperor due to her mother’s crime. However, when her magic appears, she must travel to the Celestial Kingdom and confront her fears and enemies to save her mother.

  • An Eternal Lei

    By Naomi Hirahara (M Hira)

    When Hawaii closes to tourists during the pandemic, Leilani and her sisters save a woman from drowning. Still, the woman falls into a coma and Leilani decides to figure out her identity and why she was on the island. Her search only leads to more questions.

  • Kismet

    By Amina Akhtar (Fic Akht, CD Fic Akht)

    When Ronnie meets Marley Dewhurst, a wellness guru, she follows her from Queens to Sedona to entrench herself in self-care.  But when murders start happening and Marley’s behavior turns suspicious, Ronnie worries for her safety.

  • Portrait of a Thief

    By Grace D. Li (Fic Li, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Will Chen decides to pull off the ultimate heist, stealing back the art that is displayed in museums around the world – originally stolen from other countries.  For fifty million dollars each, he has a crew behind him to take back what colonialism stole.

  • Things We Lost to the Water

    By Eric Nguyen (Fic Nguy, eBook, eAudiobook)

    When Vietnamese immigrant Huong and her sons move to New Orleans, she has nothing. As time moves on, each of the family must adapt to live in America in their own way, while dealing with the loss of a homeland, father, husband, and disaster that could destroy them.

  • Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change

    By Anjali Enjeti (814.6 Enje)

    Anjali moves to Tennessee in 1984, leaving her to deal with a world of whiteness and Christianity.  These essays take on her thoughts of being “brown” in the south, the AIDS epidemic, gun violence and other issues from her life.