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My Footprints Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Basia Tran (Illustrator)
$17.99
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?


I Am Brown Cover Image
By Ashok Banker, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781911373940
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Published: Lantana Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

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.


Lift Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$16.19
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)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781452180199
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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.


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Aladdin - 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.


A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
$17.09
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.


Stories for South Asian Supergirls Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781911271222
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Published: Kashi House - May 16th, 2019

Through the inspirational stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for them by their culture, wider society and the mainstream media.


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.


This Is My Brain in Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316423823
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

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.


Superman Smashes the Klan Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

Harvey Award winner for Best Children or Young Adult Book!


The Best at It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062866417
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

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.


They Say Blue Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419740961
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 7th, 2020

Grandpa Grumps Cover Image
By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator)
$16.19
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)
$15.26
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


Meet Yasmin! Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.36
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)
$16.19
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)
$16.19
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)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781534429925
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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)
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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)
$9.86
ISBN: 9781643794228
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Published: Lee & Low Books - April 21st, 2020

Now available in paperback: 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)
$16.16
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)
$16.16
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)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781554989546
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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
$15.29
ISBN: 9781570619540
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Published: Little Bigfoot - May 5th, 2015

Meet Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training!


Thukpa for All Cover Image
$12.56
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?


Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! Cover Image
By Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein (Illustrator), Yayoi Kusama (Illustrator)
$17.96
ISBN: 9781633450394
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - October 10th, 2017

A Map Into the World Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator)
$16.19
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)
$14.36
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.


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554974
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Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

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


Amal Unbound Cover Image
$8.09
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 . . .


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

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
$13.50
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


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
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ISBN: 9781624149689
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 12th, 2020

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


Frankly in Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

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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ISBN: 9781524740955
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family.


Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747273
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019

“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


Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #1) Cover Image
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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
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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)
$11.66
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.


The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316464017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

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.