A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human
“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen
Lambda Literary Award finalist
An innovative anthology showcasing Asian American and Pacific Islander women's historiesOur Voices, Our Histories brings together thirty-five Asian American and Pacific Islander authors in a single volume to explore the historical experiences, perspectives, and actions of Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the United States and beyond.
Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS is the first anthology that examines tiger parenting from the perspective of the daughter.
Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship.
"Powerful...Iyer catalogues the toll that various forms of discrimination have taken and highlights the inspiring ways activists are fighting back. She] is an ideal chronicler of this experience."NOW IN PAPERBACK The nationally renowned racial justice advocate's illumination of the ongoing persecution of a range of American minorities
--The Washington Post
"Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review
"A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
“A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter
Many people first encounter Hawai'i through the imagination--a postcard picture of hula girls, lu'aus, and plenty of sun, surf, and sea. While Hawai'i is indeed beautiful, Native Hawaiians struggle with the problems brought about by colonialism, military occupation, tourism, food insecurity, high costs of living, and climate change.
The pioneering Asian American labor organizer and writer’s vision for intersectional and anti-racist activism.
In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis—political, economical, and environmental—and shows how to create the radical social c$20.66ISBN: 9781947793385Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tin House Books - January 7th, 2020
A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language—of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice.$17.99ISBN: 9781603094504Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019
New York Times Bestseller!
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.$19.80ISBN: 9781476739410Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016
A “comprehensive…fascinating” (The New York Times Book Review) history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, by one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the subject.
In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States.$27.50ISBN: 9781479800292Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New York University Press - March 10th, 2020
Heartfelt personal accounts from Asian American women on their experiences with skin color bias, from being labeled "too dark" to becoming empowered to challenge beauty standards$17.96ISBN: 9780393357677Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - April 28th, 2020
A Finalist for the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History
"A luminous biography." —Rafia Zakaria, Guardian$16.20ISBN: 9781635574760Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020
“The book I wish I’d had growing up.” —Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name
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Finalist: NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Lambda Literary Award
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection$32.95ISBN: 9780520261297Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of California Press - September 14th, 2009Dictée is the best-known work of the versatile and important Korean American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. A classic work of autobiography that transcends the self, Dictée is the story of several women: the Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, Cha’s mother Hyung Soon Huo (a Korean born in Manchuria to first-generation Korean exiles), and Cha herself.$20.66ISBN: 9780820357232Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2020
In the linked essays that make up her debut collection, This Is One Way to Dance, Sejal Shah explores culture, language, family, and place. Throughout the collection, Shah reflects on what it means to make oneself visible and legible through writing in a country that struggles with race and maps her identity as an American, South Asian American, writer of color, and feminist.$15.26ISBN: 9781948226370Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Catapult - October 15th, 2019
What does it mean to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them?$18.00ISBN: 9780399589065Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - March 24th, 2020
A “beautiful and eye-opening” (Jacqueline Woodson), “hilarious and heart-rending” (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.$24.20ISBN: 9780295745909Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Washington Press - November 21st, 2019
Originally published in 1945 and now reissued with a new introduction by the author, Jade Snow Wong's story is one of struggle and achievements. These memoirs of the author's first twenty-four years are thoughtful, informative, and highly entertaining.$16.19ISBN: 9781632060242Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Restless Books - March 3rd, 2020
Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan’s critically acclaimed memoir The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, powerfully explores the fraught contours of her own life as a Filipino immigrant and survivor of cancer and childhood abuse.
Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family t$17.99ISBN: 9780316735490Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Back Bay Books - February 10th, 2004The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas -- a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together -- she leaves her mother's house.$14.36ISBN: 9780393357554Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - November 26th, 2019
“Fierce and refreshing.”— Carlos Lozada, Washington PostEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780525508830Availability: Special OrderPublished: Random House - October 15th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.$21.60ISBN: 9781890771300Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Heyday Books - April 1st, 2014
In the wake of wartime panic that followed the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans residing along the West Coast of the United States were uprooted from their homes and their communities and banished to internment camps throughout the country.$17.00ISBN: 9780374527365Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 15th, 2001
The fascinating story of the rise of Asian Americans as a politically and socially influential racial groupEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781571313652Availability: BackorderedPublished: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020
A Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year Finalist
A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
An Indie Next Pick, September 2019
A Publishers Weekly "Big Indie Book of Fall 2020"
A BuzzFeed Best Book of Fall 2020
A Literary Hub "Most Anticipated Book of 2020
An Esquire Best Book of Fall 2020$17.06ISBN: 9781936932993Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feminist Press - November 17th, 2020
Passionate, fierce, and lyrical, Fault Lines follow one woman's evolution as a writer at home--and in exile--across continents and cultures. Meena Alexander was born into a privileged childhood in India and grew into a turbulent adolescence in the Sudan, before moving to England and then New York City.