Thursday, April 30, 2015

Featured Asian Pacific American Literature

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we'd like to books that were recently added to the Holman Library collection and were written my Asian Americans!

Have you been watching the new television sitcom Fresh Off the Boat? That show is based on a memoir of the same title written by Eddie Huang, and we have it at the library!

Alex Tizon--who won a Pulitzer prize for reporting he did with The Seattle Times--critiques stereotypes of Asian (American) men through personal and cultural history in his memoir Big Little Man.

Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew take the first Asian American super hero, the Green Turtle, and re-launch the series as The Shadow Hero. This graphic novel captures the origin story of Hank Chu, a 19-year-old Chinese American living in the 1930s.

For help locating these books, ask a librarian. For more reading suggestions, take a look at the Literature page of the Asian Pacific American Studies research guide or browse the featured books on display at the library (second floor).

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