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TitleAuthorThemesTypeComment
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1Q84Haruki MurukamiAbuse; Religion; Magic RealismFiction
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A Little LifeHanya YanagiharaAbuse; Disability; LGBTQFiction
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A Place I Call HomeAnna LoHistory; Politics; Relationships; Race; Migration/ImmigrationBiography/Autobiography/MemoirAnna Lo has been a politician in Northern Ireland since 2007
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A tale for the time beingRuth OzekiFictionTelling the story of two women through artefacts washed up on a beach in a Hello Kitty lunchbox. Metafictional; mental health; family; identity, myth, writing
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A Thousand Li: The First StepTao WongFantasy; Folklore; TravelYA
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American-Born ChineseGene Luen YangRace; Migration/Immigration; IdentityNon Fiction
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Antiemetic for HomesicknessRomalyn AnteMigration/Immigration; Colonialism/Imperialism; FolklorePoetry
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Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States and Anticommunism in Southeast AsiaWen-Qing NgoeiHistory; Politics/Activism; Colonialism/ImperialismNon Fiction
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Asian American Feminisms & Women of Color PoliticsLynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan (Editors)Race; Identity; Feminism; Politics/ActivismNon Fiction
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Before the Coffee Gets ColdToshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot (Translator)Magical Realism; RelationshipsFiction
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Beijing ComaMa JianHistory; Politics/Activism; RevolutionFiction
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Brother's KeeperJulie LeeWar; Politics/Activism; DisplacementChildren's
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Catfish and MandalaAndrew X PhamMigration; History; TravelBiography/Autobiography/Memoir
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Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of VietnamAndrew X. PhamIdentity; Migration/Immigration; Travel; WarNon Fiction
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Chinese Education in Singapore: An Untold Story of Conflict and ChangeZhixiong ZhangHistory; Politics/Activism; Colonialism/ImperialismNon Fiction
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ChinglishSue Pickford CheungAbuse; Race; IdentityFiction
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Chorus of Mushrooms Hiromi GotoMigration; Identity; FamilyFiction
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Convenience Store WomanSayaka MurataIdentity; Family; Culture/HeritageFiction
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Dear GirlsAli WongRace; Identity; FeminismNon Fiction
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Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First CenturyAlice WongDisabilityNon Fiction
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Do Not Say We Have NothingMadeleine ThienMigration; Politics/Activism; Family; Identity; HistoryFiction
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Do not say we have nothingMadeleine ThienFictionIdentity; the cultural revolution in China; classical music; immigration, family
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Drifting HouseKrys LeeMigration; Identity; WarFiction
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Emiko SuperstarMariko TamakiIdentity; Coming of AgeYAGraphic novel
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Everything I Never Told YouCeleste NgRace; IdentityFiction
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Eyes That Kiss In The CornersJoanna HoRace; Identity; Family; RacismChildren's
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Facing the Rising Sun: African Americans, Japan and the Rise of Afro-Asian SolidarityGerald HorneRevolution; Politics/Activism; RaceNon FictionGerald Horne is an African American historian, but we have chosen to include his work due to his strong focus on inter-racial, multicultural history
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Falling Leaves / Chinese CinderellaAdeline Yen MahRacism; History; Identity; FamilyNon FictionThey are both the same story, but Chinese Cinderella cuts the story short to appease to a younger audience.
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FantasianLarissa PhamRace; Identity; LGBTQ; thrillerFiction
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Finding My VoiceMarie Myong-Ok LeeRelationships; Identity; YA
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Five Star BillionaireTash AwMigration/Immigration; ModernismFiction
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Flowers From MarikoRick Noguchi and Deneen JenksWar; Displacement; FamilyChildren's
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Girl in TranslationJean KwokMigration/Immigration; Family; IdentityFiction
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Girl OverboardJustina ChenRelationships; ComedyYA
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Gold Boy, Emerald GirlYiyun LiRelationships; ModernismFiction
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Goodbye, VitaminRachel KhongFamily; Relationships; FoodFiction
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Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young AdultsCecilia Manguerra BrainardCulture/Heritage; Race; Identity; Coming of AgeYA
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Happy FamiliesJulia MaRace; Migration/Immigration; Identity; Family; RelationshipsFiction
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Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri KochiyamaDiane C. FujinoRevolution; Politics/Activism; RaceBiography/Autobiography/Memoir
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Hotel on the corner of Bitter and SweetJamie FordWar; IdentityFiction
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How we DisappearedJing-Jing LeeWar; GenderFiction
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Human ActsHan KangRevolution; Politics/ActivismFiction
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If I Had Your FaceFrances ChaBody image; GenderFiction
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IlustradoMiguel SyjucoIdentity; Family; Relationships; RaceFiction
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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to FreedomYeonmi ParkMigration/Immigration; Family; IdentityBiography/Autobiography/Memoir
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In The Country: StoriesMia AlvarMigration; Displacement; Family; RelationshipsNon Fiction
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In the Shadow of the BanyanVaddey RatnerWar; History; Folklore; AbuseFiction
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InheritanceLan Samantha ChangWar; Family; RelationshipsFiction
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Ink and AshesValynne E. MaetaniFamily; Relationships; Identity; ThrillerYA
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Internal ChinatownCharles YuRace; IdentityFictionWritten as a screenplay. Tells the story of a "generic asian man" and his journey to get better "roles"
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Jade CityFonda LeeFantasy; Folklore; WarFiction
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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982Cho Nam-JooFeminism; Gender; Culture/Heritage; Mental HealthFiction
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KitchenBanana YoshimotoGender; Relationships; Culture/Heritage; FoodFiction
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Know My Name: A MemoirChanel MillerAbuse; Identity; Mental HealthBiography/Autobiography/Memoir
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Little Fires EverywhereCeleste NgRace; Identity; Family; FeminismFiction
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Little GodsMeng JinMigration/Immigration; History; Politics/ActivismFiction
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MagnoliaNina Mingya PowlesIdentity; Culture/Heritage; RacePoetry
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Minor Feelings: An Asian American ReckoningCathy Park HongRace; Identity; Mental HealthBiography/Autobiography/Memoir
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Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality in Modern BritainNatalie MorrisRace; IdentityNon Fiction
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My Year of MeatsRuth OzekiFiction
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Never Let Me GoKazuo IshiguroRelationships; Fantasy; Culture/HeritageFiction
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Ninefox GambitYoon Ha LeeFantasy; War; LGBTQFiction
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Norwegian WoodHaruki MurukamiMagic Realism; Feminism; Mental Health; RevolutionFiction
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Not That RichBelinda LeiRelationships; ComedyYA
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Not Your Yellow Fantasy: Deconstructing the Legacy of Asian FetishizationJoyce Giboom ParkAbuse; Gender; Race; HistoryNon Fiction
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of WarViet Thanh NguyenWar; History; Politics/ActivismNon Fiction
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On Earth We're Briefly GorgeousOcean VuongLGBTQ; Race; Identity; GenderFiction
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PachinkoMin Jin LeeMigration/Immigration; Race; FamilyFiction
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Please Look After MotherShin Kyung-sookFamily; Gender; Identity; RelationshipsFiction
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PontiSharlene TeoFamily; identity; relationshipsFiction
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Prairie LotusLinda Sue ParkIdentity; Coming of AgeChildren's
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Pulang (English translation: Home)Leila S. ChudoriRelationships; War; HistoryFiction
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Radicals On The Road: Internationalism, Orientalism and Feminism During the Vietnam EraJudy Tzu-Chun WuRevolution; Politics/Activism; Race; WarNon Fiction
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Ruby's WishShirin Yim BridgesGender; Feminism; Culture/HeritageChildren's
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Run Me to EarthPaul YoonRelationships; War; Displacement; HistoryFiction
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Stand Up, Yumi Chung!Jessica KimIdentity; Culture/Heritage; Racism; ComedyYA
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Sweet and SourTimothy MoMigration/Immigration; Identity; Race; ComedyFiction
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The Best We Could DoThi BuiRace; Migration; IdentityNon FictionGraphic Novel
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The Boat to RedemptionSu TongRevolution; Relationships; HistoryFiction
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The Calligrapher's DaughterEugenia KimFamily; History; GenderFiction
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The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in AmericaBeth-Lew WilliamsPolitics/Activism; Racism; HistoryNon Fiction
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The Colour of Inequality: Ethnicity, Class, Income and Wealth in MalaysiaMuhammad Abdul KhalidHistory; Politics/Activism; RaceNon Fiction
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The Garden of Evening MistsTan Twan EngWar; Family; RelationshipsFiction
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The Ghost BrideYangsze ChooFolklore; Relationships; HistoryFiction
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The Glass PalaceAmitav GhoshWar; Colonialism/Imperialism; IdentityFictionWritten by an Indian author but focuses on Southeast Asian countries and histories
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The Good ImmigrantNikesh ShuklaMigration/Immigration; Identity; Racism; Race; Culture/HeritageNon FictionEssays - Not strictly ESEA but features essays by BESEA writers
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The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
Madeline HsuMigration; Politics/ActivismNon Fiction
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The Housekeeper and the ProfessorYoko OgawaFictionFriendship; memory loss, family, mathematics
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The Hundred Secret SensesAmy TanFamily; Migration/Immigration; Culture/Heritage; IdentityFiction
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The Island of Sea WomenLisa SeeRelationships; History; Colonialism/Imperialism; WarFiction
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The Joy Luck ClubAmy TanFamily; Migration/Immigration; Culture/Heritage; IdentityFiction
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The Kiss QuotientHelen HoangRelationships; Disability; ComedyFiction
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The Last Story of Mina LeeNancy Jooyoun KimFamily; Identity; Relationships; WarFiction
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The Latinos of Asia - How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of RaceAnthony Christian OcampoIdentity; Race; Politics/ActivismNon Fiction
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The LeaversLisa KoRace; Migration/Immigration; Identity; Family; RelationshipsFiction
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The Mango BrideMarivi SolivenGender; Migration/Immigration; FamilyFiction
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The Mountains SingNguyễn Phan Quế MaiWar; Coming of Age; HistoryFiction
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The Name JarYangsook ChoiIdentity; Culture/HeritageChildren's
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The Night TigerYangsze ChooFolklore; HistoryFiction