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They Say Blue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419740961
Published: Abrams Appleseed - April 7th, 2020

Now available as a board book, the award-winning They Say Blue is a playful, poetic exploration of color and point of view
 
In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, we follow a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her.


Up to My Knees! (Storytelling Math) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781623541231
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Published: Charlesbridge - October 13th, 2020

Caldecott Honor winner Grace Lin celebrates math for every kid, everywhere!

Mei explores measurement as she plants a sunflower seed and watches it grow. The plant starts off as tall as her toe, but soon it's up to her knees, then her waist, then her shoulders. How tall will it get?


Festival of Colors (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534478176
Published: Little Simon - January 5th, 2021

Holi, Hai! Holi, Hai! It’s time to prepare for the Indian springtime Festival of Colors in this delightful Classic Board Book!

It’s time for the Indian festival of Holi, a celebration of the start of spring, of new beginnings, and of good over evil.


Bringing In the New Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385753654
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - December 10th, 2013

In a brightly colored board book, perfect  for the youngest child, Newbery Honoree Grace Lin tells the tale of a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each family member lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to celebrate.


My Footprints Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Basia Tran (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684460007
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2019

Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels "double different." She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully's taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear?


Laxmi's Mooch Cover Image
By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815651
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Published: Kokila - March 2nd, 2021

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.


Grandpa Across the Ocean Cover Image
By Hyewon Yum, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419742255
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 27th, 2021

I Am Brown Cover Image
By Ashok Banker, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373940
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Published: Lantana Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Brown-skinned children around the world laugh, love and play together in this infectiously joyful book.

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in--of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List


Watercress Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.
 
New England Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book


My First Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593306260
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Published: Make Me a World - February 16th, 2021

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team, perfect for back to school.


Lift Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781368036924
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits--and press all the right buttons!


Like the Moon Loves the Sky: (Mommy Book for Kids, Islamic Children's Book, Read-Aloud Picture Book) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Saffa Khan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452180199
Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

A lyrical and heartwarming celebration of a mother's love for her children by the award-winning author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.


Bindu's Bindis Cover Image
By Supriya Kelkar, Parvati Pillai (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454940203
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 16th, 2021

A companion to Kelkar's The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh, this picture book features a little girl named Bindu whose bindis connect her to family and help her find courage to compete in the school talent show.


Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Stars Who Made America Amazing Cover Image
By Phil Amara, Oliver Chin, Juan Calle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781597021500
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Published: Immedium - November 17th, 2020

Enjoy the best children's anthology of noteworthy Asian Americans. This compelling collection features 20 profiles with 60 action-packed, color illustrations.


Bracelets for Bina's Brothers (Storytelling Math) Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Chaaya Prabhat (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781623541989
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

For the Hindu holiday of Raksha Bandhan, Bina is determined to make beaded bracelets for her brothers all by herself. She finds out which colors her brothers like and dislike and sets to work. Working with her every-other-one beading pattern causes Bina to discover something new about patterns--and her brothers.


Ten Little Dumplings Cover Image
By Larissa Fan, Cindy Wume (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780735266193
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Published: Tundra Books - January 5th, 2021

If one son is lucky, then ten must be great luck indeed! But where does that leave an only daughter? Based on a true family story, this inspiring picture book about a different perspective tells the tale of a girl determined to be seen, who finds her own voice and makes her own luck.


Sugar in Milk Cover Image
By Thrity Umrigar, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762495191
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 6th, 2020

A timely and timeless picture book about immigration that demonstrates the power of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance from a gifted storyteller.

An ALSC Notable Children's Book of 2021
A Kirkus Best Books of 2020
A School Library Journal Best Books of 2020
Winner of the 2021 Ohioana Book Award

"An engaging, beautiful, and mem


The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
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Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

A breathtaking picture book featuring a Korean girl and her haenyeo (free diving) grandmother about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world.


Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon Cover Image
By Simran Jeet Singh, Baljinder Kaur (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525555094
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Published: Kokila - August 25th, 2020

The true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community.

Every step forward is a victory.


I Dream of Popo Cover Image
By Livia Blackburne, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250249319
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo, here is I Dream of Popo. This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever.

I dream with Popo as she rocks me in her arms.


Fatima's Great Outdoors Cover Image
By Ambreen Tariq, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781984816955
Published: Kokila - March 30th, 2021

An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping


D is for Dragon Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823447466
Published: Holiday House - December 8th, 2020

From dazzling dragon dances to scrumptious steamed dumplings, celebrate the Chinese New Year with this bilingual alphabet book in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Lunar New Year is here! It's time for Acrobats to perform, Grandma and Grandpa to make cut paper decorations, friends to share Oranges with one another, and so much more!


Ritu Weds Chandni Cover Image
By Ameya Narvankar, Ameya Narvankar (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781949528930
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Published: Yali Books - December 1st, 2020

A Kirkus Reviews' Best Picture Book of 2020 I A 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People I A 2021 ALA Rise: A Feminist Book Project's Top Ten Book I A 2021 South Asia Book Award Honor Book



Home Is in Between Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374303679
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

In the timely yet timeless picture book Home Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between.

Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet.


Hair Twins Cover Image
By Raakhee Mirchandani, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316495301
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

A Sikh father and daughter with a special hair bond proudly celebrate and share a family tradition in this charming story perfect for fans of Hair Love and I Love My Hair!

Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own—parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out.

Some days he braids her hair in


Wishes Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338305890
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on one of the youngest members of the family.


My Tree Cover Image
By Hope Lim, Il Sung Na (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823443383
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 4th, 2021

When a young boy's beloved plum tree falls in a storm, he feels like he's lost both a friend and a connection to his old home.


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious.


Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534463639
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 15th, 2020

In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck.


A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.


Grandpa Grumps Cover Image
By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499808865
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Published: little bee books - April 7th, 2020

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can't get her grumpy grandpa to smile!

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined.


The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555148
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Published: Kokila - March 24th, 2020

For the first time ever, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses children directly, sharing lessons of peace and compassion, told through stories of his own childhood.


P Is for Poppadoms!: An Indian Alphabet Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534421721
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 5th, 2019

From New York Times bestselling authors Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal comes a charming and unique alphabet book celebrating the rich culture, delicious foods, and fascinating animals of India.

From C for chai to Y for yoga, this fresh alphabet book takes young readers on a spirited journey to discover the people, places, lifestyles, and language of India.


The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh Cover Image
By Supriya Kelkar, Alea Marley (Illustrator), Simran Jeet Singh (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454931843
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

"Alea Marley's cover illustration screams JOY and LOVE. I love everything about this important and necessary picture book, especially Harpreet Singh and his big heart." --Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic

"This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures." --Kirkus


Nina Soni, Master of the Garden Cover Image
By Kashmira Sheth, Jenn Kocsmiersky (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781682632260
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2021

Indian-American girl Nina Soni has big plans for her garden, but they don't include bugs, slugs, and rabbits.

"Plants aren't the only things that grow in this book about perseverance, friendship, and personal growth." ―Kirkus Reviews


Prairie Lotus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880.


Superman Smashes the Klan Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

Harvey Award winner for Best Children or Young Adult Book!


This Is My Brain in Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316423830
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 13th, 2021

Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race, and, ultimately self-acceptance, for fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Emergency Contact.

Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya V


The Best at It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062866424
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2020

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


Sixteen extraordinary authors—including New York Times bestsellers Melissa de la Cruz, Renée Ahdieh, and Julie Kagawa—reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.


Finding Junie Kim Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062987983
Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021

For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Amina’s Voice comes breathtaking story of family, hope, and survival from Ellen Oh, cofounder of We Need Diverse Books. When Junie Kim is faced with middle school racism, she learns of her grandparents’ extraordinary strength and finds her voice.


Meet Yasmin! Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

Meet Yasmin Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems.


Camp Tiger Cover Image
By Susan Choi, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399173295
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

Six Starred Reviews!

Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2019

A 2019 New York Public Library Best Book for Kids


Imagination meets reality in this poetic and tender ode to childhood, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner, John Rocco.

Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond.


Lali's Feather Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781682631294
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2020

A Vivacious and endearing #OwnVoices story of identification, values, and the rewards in looking closely and thinking imaginatively.

"This circular story has the ring of an Indian folk tale. Its art strikingly contrasts the warm bright colors of silks and spices with the lush turquoise of peacock feathers." --The New York Times

What would you do with a feather?


Bilal Cooks Daal Cover Image
By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418103
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 4th, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite


Tiny Feet Between the Mountains Cover Image
By Hanna Cha, Hanna Cha (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534429925
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake in this fun, charming debut picture book from author-illustrator Hanna Cha.

Soe-In is a tiny child in a village full of large people.


Ojiichan's Gift Cover Image
By Chieri Uegaki, Genevieve Simms (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771389631
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 2nd, 2019

When Mayumi was born, her grandfather created a garden for her. It was unlike any other garden she knew. It had no flowers or vegetables. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones: “big ones, little ones and ones in-between.” Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandfather in Japan, and they tend the garden together. Raking the gravel is her favorite part.


A Morning with Grandpa Cover Image
By Sylvia Liu, Christina Forshay (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781643794228
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Published: Lee & Low Books - April 21st, 2020

New Voices Award Winner, LEE & LOW BOOKS
Best Books of the Year, Honorable Mention, The Huffington Post
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

In this sweet, slice-of-life story, a curious and active Asian American girl spends the day learning tai chi from her grandfather, and in turn tries to teach him how to do yoga.


When Spring Comes to the DMZ Cover Image
By Uk-Bae Lee, Uk-Bae Lee (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780874869729
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Published: Plough Publishing House - March 8th, 2019

Batchelder Honor Winner, 2020 ALA Youth Media Awards
Honorable Mention, 2019 Freeman Awards (National Consortium for Teaching about Asia)

Korea's demilitarized zone has become an amazing accidental nature preserve that gives hope for a brighter future for a divided land.


Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala Cover Image
By Meenal Patel, Meenal Patel (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781643439556
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Published: Beaver's Pond Press - March 26th, 2019

Grandmother's Visit Cover Image
By Betty Quan, Carmen Mok (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554989546
Published: Groundwood Books - September 4th, 2018

Grandmother lives with Grace's family. She teaches her how to measure water for rice. She tells her stories about growing up in China and together they savor the flavors of her childhood. Grandmother says goodbye when she drops Grace off at school every morning and hello when she picks her up at the end of the day.


Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570619540
Published: Little Bigfoot - May 5th, 2015

Meet Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training!


Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! Cover Image
By Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781633450394
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Published: Museum of Modern Art, New York - October 10th, 2017

Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it—the plants, the people, the sky—were covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots.


A Map Into the World Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541538368
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - October 1st, 2019

Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness. --Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.


A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new.


Thukpa for All Cover Image
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ISBN: 9788193388983
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Published: Karadi Tales Picturebooks - October 1st, 2019

Tsering can't wait to taste his grandmother's delicious noodle soup.

He invites a string of friends and neighbours home. But as preparations get underway, there is a power cut and the house is plunged into darkness. Will Abi be able to put together the much-anticipated thukpa?


Zara Hossain Is Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338580877
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 6th, 2021

Zara's family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens.


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554998
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Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.


Amal Unbound Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399544699
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!

Amal has big dreams, until a nightmarish encounter . . .


Amina's Song (Amina's Voice) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534459885
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 9th, 2021

“For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J.


American Betiya Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984897152
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

A luminous story of a young artist grappling with first love, family boundaries and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship. Perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon, Erika Sanchez and Jandy Nelson.


A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536204940
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Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.


Banned Book Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945820427
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - May 19th, 2020

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Highly recommended for readers passionate about activism. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review

Sure to inspire today's youthful generation of tenacious changemakers. -- BOOKLIST, Starred Review

The messages of hope are universal. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review


Flamer Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250756145
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo


When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 
Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


Parachutes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062941084
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 26th, 2020

Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma.


The Henna Wars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149689
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 12th, 2020

"Impossible to put down." - Kirkus, starred review


Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645672579
Published: Page Street Kids - May 25th, 2021

Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani.


Girl Giant and the Monkey King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250240415
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 1st, 2020

From debut author Van Hoang comes Girl Giant and the Monkey King, a tale packed with magic, adventure, and middle-school woes—perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Roshani Chokshi.

Eleven-year-old Thom Ngho is keeping a secret: she’s strong. Like suuuuper strong. Freakishly strong. And it’s making it impossible for her to fit in at her new middle school.


Yolk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534446007
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

“Sneaks up on you with its insight and poignancy.” —Entertainment WeeklyFrom

New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.

Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike.


Rise of the Red Hand (The Mechanists #1) Cover Image
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Published: Erewhon - February 2nd, 2021

A rare, searing portrayal of the future of climate change in South Asia. A streetrat turned revolutionary and the disillusioned hacker son of a politician try to take down a ruthlessly technocratic government that sacrifices its poorest citizens to build its utopia.

The South Asian Province is split in two.


A Pho Love Story Cover Image
By Loan Le
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441934
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

“Will leave readers swooning.” —PopSugar

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

If


While I Was Away Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063017115
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 26th, 2021

The Farewell meets Erin Entrada Kelly's Blackbird Fly in this empowering middle grade memoir from debut author Waka T. Brown, who takes readers on a journey to 1980s Japan, where she was sent as a child to reconnect to her family’s roots.


Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty) Cover Image
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 1st, 2020

Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame Cover Image
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Published: Tu Books - February 23rd, 2021

In 1857 India, 13-year-old Meera escapes a life she has no say in--and certain death on her husband's funeral pyre--only to end up a servant to a British general in the East India Company. When a rebellion against British colonizers spreads, she must choose between relative safety in a British household or standing up for herself and her people.

India, 1857


Frankly in Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984812223
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller!

A William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

 
An Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?


The Downstairs Girl Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick and New York Times Bestseller
 
From the critically acclaimed author of Luck of the Titanic, Under a Painted Sky, and Outrun the Moon comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family.


I'll Be the One Cover Image
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 16th, 2020

Diverse book recommended by The Today Show * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year * Bank Street Best Book of the Year * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA’s Rainbow Book List Top 10 for Teen Readers


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award

"Proof of Malinda Lo's skill at creating darkly romantic tales of love in the face of danger."—O: The Oprah Magazine

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine

"Restrained yet luscious."—Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Tipping the Velvet


Luck of the Titanic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524740986
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British-Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage.


The Ones We're Meant to Find Cover Image
By Joan He
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller


Perfect for fans of Marie Lu and E. Lockhart, The Ones We're Meant to Find is a gripping and heartfelt YA sci-fi with mind-blowing twists. Set in a climate-ravaged future, Joan He's beautifully written novel follows the story of two sisters, separated by an ocean, desperately trying to find each other.


Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747280
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 15th, 2020

“Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read.”—Kirkus (starred review)

“A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me


Made in Korea Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale.


From Little Tokyo, with Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593327487
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

One of PEOPLE Magazine's Best Books of Summer!
 
"I absolutely adored this funny, fierce, big-hearted book.”  
—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Save the Date

 


Tokyo Ever After: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250766601
Published: Flatiron Books - May 18th, 2021

The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine YA Book Club Pick! Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After is the “refreshing, spot-on” (Booklist, starred review) story of an ordinary Japanese American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan


These Violent Delights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534457690
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
A BuzzFeed Best Young Adult Book of 2020

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Serpent & Dove, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.

The year is 1926, and Shang


We Are Not Free Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2020

* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK *

From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S.


Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368023566
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019

Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this fantasy adventure by New York Times best-selling author, Roshani Chokshi, inspired by the great epics she grew up on.
Named one of 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time by Time magazine!


Jaya and Rasa. a Love Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941026878
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - September 19th, 2017

Recommended Fiction Book List for the 2019 In the Margins Book Award


Skim Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki (Created by), Jillian Tamaki (Created by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780888999641
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Published: Groundwood Books - February 23rd, 2010

Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself -- possibly because he's (maybe) gay -- the entire school goes into mourning overdrive.


From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Cover Image
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Winner of the 2021 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction

Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

An NPR Best Book of 2021

A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021

A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2021

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021


The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

A Time Magazine 100 Best YA Books of All Time Selection

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.


Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her


Measuring Up Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062973863
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Published: HarperAlley - October 27th, 2020

For fans of American Born Chinese and Roller Girl, Measuring Up is a don't-miss graphic novel debut from Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu!


Displacement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.


The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$16.99
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by the New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


Boys Run the Riot 1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646512485
Published: Kodansha Comics - May 25th, 2021

A transgender teen named Ryo finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a transgender manga creator made waves in Japan and will inspire readers all over the world!
 
Best Books for Teens 2021 selection, New York Public Library
Winner, 77th Tetsuya Chiba Prize


We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781634059763
Published: Chin Music - May 18th, 2021

Deftly upends the compliant narrative with impeccably documented stories of resistance and rebellion ... Made urgent yet again, the trio's courageous refusals to accept the U.S.--their --government's heinous miscarriage of justice should irrefutably embolden new generations ... Their collective history will resonate with older teens. Also highly recommended for high-school and college classrooms.