Rodney Campbell : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Asia is the largest continent so imagine the huge variety of experiences, cultures, languages and stories that range from Kazakhstan, Iran, Guam Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Japan, Oman, North and South Korea, Borneo and so many, many more countries. This month’s contributors have shared children’s literature written by both Asian Americans and Asians that… Read More Rodney Campbell : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Julia Torres: I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month includes celebrating authors and their work. Today, activist, educator and librarian Julia Torres shares Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park (Clarion Books, 2020). Order a copy from your local independent bookseller.   Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana Illinois, to parents who had immigrated from Korea.is the author of many… Read More Julia Torres: I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Danielle Jones : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian; illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik. Hodder Children’s Books, 2019 read by librarian Danielle Jones.   Like many writers from the Asian diaspora, Zanib Mian lives in London where she first published Planet Omar in her own independent publishing company. The book, then titled The Muslims won the Little Rebels Award.… Read More Danielle Jones : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

NJ Mvondo: I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

I think Alia started a nice little trend of looking at Asian imports from small presses. NV Movondo continues by sharing The Garden of Peace by Navjot Kaur; illustrated by Nana Sakata (Saffron Press). NJ takes the time to highlight parts of the book often overlooked, parts that extend the author’s message to readers.  … Read More NJ Mvondo: I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books