Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home By Eric Kim Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593233498
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 29th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Bon Appétit, Saveur, NPR, Publishers Weekly

An homage to what it means to be Korean American with delectable recipes that explore how new culinary traditions can be forged to honor both your past and your present.


On the Himalayan Trail: Recipes and Stories from Kashmir to Ladakh By Romy Gill Cover Image
$42.00
ISBN: 9781784884406
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Published: Hardie Grant - May 3rd, 2022

"The heart and soul of beautiful Kashmir is in every single recipe.


Cook Real Hawai'i: A Cookbook By Sheldon Simeon, Garrett Snyder Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984825834
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 30th, 2021

The story of Hawaiian cooking, by a two-time Top Chef finalist and Fan Favorite, through 100 recipes that embody the beautiful cross-cultural exchange of the islands.


Thali: A Joyful Celebration of Indian Home Cooking By Maunika Gowardhan Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781784884581
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Published: Hardie Grant - March 22nd, 2022

"I would pretty much cook anything @cookinacurry told me to." – Mindy Kaling

In Thali Indian cook and social media star Maunika Gowardhan serves up over 80 easy and accessible recipes that show you just how simple it is to create a Thali at home.


Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook By Mandy Yin Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781787137042
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORTNUM & MASON FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2022

Selected for Jamie Oliver's Cookbook Club

"Beautiful, inspiring, but above all authoritative. Mandy Yin holds all the secrets to exquisite Malaysian cooking...


Filipinx: Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora By Angela Dimayuga, Ligaya Mishan, Alex Lau (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Angela Dimayuga, Ligaya Mishan, Alex Lau (By (photographer))
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419750380
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Published: Abrams - November 2nd, 2021

In her debut cookbook, acclaimed chef Angela Dimayuga shares her passion for Filipino food with home cooks.

Filipinx offers 100 deeply personal recipes—many of them dishes that define home for Angela Dimayuga and the more than four million people of Filipino descent in the United States.


The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen By Joanne Lee Molinaro Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593084274
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Published: Avery - October 12th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NEW COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Epicurious • EATER • Stained Page • Infatuation • Spruce Eats • Publisher’s Weekly • Food52 • Toronto Star


Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa By Marilyn Chase Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452174402
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 7th, 2020

Everything She Touched recounts the incredible life of the American sculptor Ruth Asawa.


Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision By Mark Dean Johnson (Editor), Trisha Lagaso Goldberg (Editor), Sherwin Rio (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Mark Dean Johnson (Editor), Trisha Lagaso Goldberg (Editor), Sherwin Rio (Contributions by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780520348899
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Published: University of California Press - January 25th, 2022

This expansive catalogue illuminates the social and cultural roots—and global importance—of iconic Filipino American artist and educator Carlos Villa’s artwork and career.

Carlos Villa has been described as the preeminent Filipino American artist—a legend in artistic circles for his groundbreaking approaches and his influence on countless artists—bu


Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 By Gordon H. Chang (Editor), Mark Johnson (Editor), Paul Karlstrom (Editor) Cover Image
By Gordon H. Chang (Editor), Mark Johnson (Editor), Paul Karlstrom (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780804757522
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Published: Stanford General Books - August 11th, 2008

Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 is the first comprehensive study of the lives and artistic production of artists of Asian ancestry active in the United States before 1970. The publication features original essays by ten leading scholars, biographies of more than 150 artists, and over 400 reproductions of artwork, ephemera, and images of the artists.


San Francisco's Chinatown By Dick Evans, Kathy Chin Leong Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781597145206
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Published: Heyday Books - October 6th, 2020

"...a marvelous book and a great contribution to Chinatown, the Chinese-American community, and to the world community. I am amazed at your photography, your appreciation of color, your mastery of framing, your adventurousness in perspectives...it all worked out beautifully."--Ben Fong-Torres


Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR) • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST


Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now By Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780358508090
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Published: Harper - March 1st, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of Barnes and Noble's Best History Books of 2022 * Finalist for the CALIBA Golden Poppy Award


Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

A TIME Magazine Best Book of 2022

The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong


"Take your time with these poems, and return to them often.” —The Washington Post


How else do we return to ourselves but to fold
The page so it points to the good part
 


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness


Forbidden City: A Novel By Vanessa Hua Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399178818
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 10th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong’s protégée and lover—and a heroine of the Cultural Revolution—in this “masterful new novel” (The Washington Post)
 


Peach Blossom Spring: A Novel By Melissa Fu Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316286732
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 15th, 2022

A "beautifully rendered" novel about war, migration, and the power of telling our stories, Peach Blossom Spring follows three generations of a Chinese family on their search for a place to call home (Georgia Hunter, New York Times bestselling author).

"Within every misfortune there is a blessing and within every blessin


The Swimmers: A novel By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593321331
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Published: Knopf - February 22nd, 2022

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine comes a novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool.


Disorientation: A Novel By Elaine Hsieh Chou Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593298350
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Published: Penguin Press - March 22nd, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE SELECTION * A MALALA BOOK CLUB PICK * AN INDIE NEXT PICK * A FAVORITE BOOK OF 2022 BY NPR AND BOOK RIOT * A MUST-READ MARCH 2022 BOOK BY TIME, VANITY FAIR, EW AND THE CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS * A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY GOODREADS, NYLON, BUZZFEED AND MORE


Fiona and Jane By Jean Chen Ho Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593296042
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Published: Viking - January 4th, 2022

A TIME, NPR, VOGUE, OPRAH DAILY, AND VULTURE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

One of TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

“Ho's debut work is the perfect modern example of great American fiction. . . . You will love it.” —Jake Tapper


Siren Queen By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250788832
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Published: Tordotcom - May 10th, 2022

From award-winning author Nghi Vo comes a dazzling new novel where immortality is just a casting call away

An Indie Next Pick!
A LibraryReads Top Ten Pick!

A Brooklyn Library Prize longlist finalist!


Joan Is Okay: A Novel By Weike Wang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525654834
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Published: Random House - January 18th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A witty, moving, piercingly insightful new novel about a marvelously complicated woman who can’t be anyone but herself, from the award-winning author of Chemistry


My Year Abroad: A Novel By Chang-rae Lee Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634581
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A New York Times Notable Book * Named a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, TIME, and Marie Claire

“A manifesto to happiness—the one found when you stop running from who you are.” –New York Times Book Review


Honor By Thrity Umrigar Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209957
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 4th, 2022

THE JANUARY 2022 REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

“In the way A Thousand Splendid Suns told of Afghanistan’s women, Thrity Umrigar tells a story of India with the intimacy of one who knows the many facets of a land both modern and ancient, awash in contradictions.” —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before


Folklorn By Angela Mi Young Hur Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781645660422
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Published: Erewhon - May 10th, 2022

New York Times Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021
An NPR Best Book of 2021


A genre-defying, continents-spanning saga of Korean myth, scientific discovery, and the abiding love that binds even the most broken of families.

Elsa Park is a particle physicist at the top of her game, stationed at a neutrino observatory in the Antarctic, co


The Parted Earth By Anjali Enjeti Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235962
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Published: Hub City Press - April 26th, 2022

Spanning more than half a century and cities from New Delhi to Atlanta, Anjali Enjeti's debut is a heartfelt and human portrait of the long shadow of the Partition of India on the lives of three generations of women.


Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize


Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel By Jenny Tinghui Zhang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250811783
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK · A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE · REVIEWED ON THE FRONT COVER · INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Zhang’s blend of history and magical realism will appeal to fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer as well as Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement.” —Booklist (starred review)


To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
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Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the award-winning, best-selling author of the classic A Little Life—a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.


The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction

“No one writes like Ruth Ozeki—a triumph.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library


“Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” —TIME


A Passage North: A Novel By Anuk Arudpragasam Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593230725
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Published: Hogarth - January 11th, 2022

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • A young man journeys into Sri Lanka’s war-torn north in this searing novel of longing, loss, and the legacy of war from the author of The Story of a Brief Marriage.
 
“A novel of tragic power and uncommon beauty.”—Anthony Marra


We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies By Tsering Yangzom Lama Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576412
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 17th, 2022

International Bestseller
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
For readers of Homegoing and The Leavers, a compelling and profound debut novel about a Tibetan family's journey through exile.


The Verifiers By Jane Pek Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313794
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Published: Vintage - February 22nd, 2022

Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century. This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people's online lives, and lies, for a dating detective agency in New York City. Until a client with an unusual request goes missing. . . .


Homicide and Halo-Halo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #2) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201695
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Published: Berkley - February 8th, 2022

Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie's Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala.


Daughter of the Moon Goddess: A Novel (Celestial Kingdom #1) By Sue Lynn Tan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063031302
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 11th, 2022

The acclaimed national and international bestseller

“Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series


Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century By Kim Fu Cover Image
By Kim Fu
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142995
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Published: Tin House Books - February 1st, 2022

A TIME, NPR, Book Riot, and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022

2022 Scotia Giller Prize Finalist

2023 Pacific Northwest Book Award Finalist

A BuzzFeed, WIRED, LitHub, ALTA, and PureWow Best Book of Winter


Bitter Orange Tree By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220038
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Published: Catapult - May 10th, 2022

A TIME Best Book of the Year
A New Yorker Best Book of the Year


Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes "one of the funniest books of the year.... A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire" (The Washington Post).


Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.


Jameela Green Ruins Everything By Zarqa Nawaz Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780358621232
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Published: Harper - May 10th, 2022

“I think we got off on the wrong foot, with you telling me I had to be killed and then me getting all upset about it. Let’s start again. My name is Jameela, and I’m a writer. What do you do, besides . . . assassinations? Is that a hobby or more of a full-time thing?” 


The Bone People: A Novel By Keri Hulme Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140089226
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Published: Penguin Books - October 7th, 1986

The powerful, visionary, Booker Award–winning novel about the complicated relationships between three outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage

“This book is just amazingly, wondrously great.” —Alice Walker


Beautiful Country: A Memoir By Qian Julie Wang Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385547215
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Published: Doubleday - September 7th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world—an incandescent debut from an astonishing new talent • A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA PICK


The Loneliest Americans By Jay Caspian Kang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525576228
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Published: Crown - October 12th, 2021

A “provocative and sweeping” (Time) blend of family history and original reportage that explores—and reimagines—Asian American identity in a Black and white world


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).


The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir By E. J. Koh Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the Washington State Book Award in Biography/Memoir

Named One of the Best Books by Asian American Writers by Oprah Daily


The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir By Karen Cheung Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593241431
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Published: Random House - February 15th, 2022

A boldly rendered—and deeply intimate—account of Hong Kong today, from a resilient young woman whose stories explore what it means to survive in a city teeming with broken promises.

“[A] pulsing debut . . . about what it means to find your place in a city as it vanishes before your eyes.”—The New York Times Book Review


Ma and Me: A Memoir By Putsata Reang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374279264
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Published: MCD - May 17th, 2022

Shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Book Awards.

"A nuanced mediation on love, identity, and belonging. This story of survival radiates with resilience and hope." Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern By Jing Tsu Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735214729
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 18th, 2022

A New York Times Notable Book of 2022

What does it take to reinvent a language?


Burning My Roti: Breaking Barriers as a Queer Indian Woman By Sharan Dhaliwal Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781784884390
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Published: Hardie Grant - April 5th, 2022

Part memoir, part guide, Burning My Roti is essential reading for a new generation of South Asian women.

With chapters covering sexual and cultural identity, body hair, colorism and mental health, and a particular focus on the suffocating beauty standards South Asian women are expected to adhere to, Sharan Dhaliwal speaks openly about her journey towards loving herself, offering


Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In By Phuc Tran Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250826619
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature.


Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India's Freedom By Ramachandra Guha Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874837
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Published: Knopf - February 22nd, 2022

An extraordinary history of resistance and the fight for Indian independence—the little-known story of seven foreigners to India who joined the movement fighting for freedom from British colonial rule.


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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir By Thi Bui Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

National bestseller
2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist
ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection
ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui
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Two Brown Dots (New Poets of America #46) By Danni Quintos, Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Foreword by) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781950774517
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Published: BOA Editions - April 12th, 2022

Selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, Danni Quintos carves a space for brown girls and weird girls in her debut collection of poems.


If They Come for Us: Poems By Fatimah Asghar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525509783
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Published: One World - August 7th, 2018

“A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.”—Booklist
“Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic ones.”—Elle