A selection of literature by Asian American authors and illustrators for children to read or listen to.
Child graphic novel, and e-book. Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness. Age: 8-12.
Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason. Age: 8-12.
Child graphic novel, and e-book. Hopper hates her new school, Stately Academy. The kids are mean, the principal is scary, and there's something creepy about the building itself. Hopper and her friend Eni are determined to get to the bottom of it, but the task will take two persistent programmers to figure it out! Age: 8-12.
Child nonfiction book, and featured on a DVD. Text in English and Hmong. A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances. Age: 5-8.