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5 Books by Asian and Asian American Authors for Summer 2022

Mochi celebrates the summer with five new books written by Asian women, released during summer 2022. ...

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Anna Gracia Shares Why Boys Are Trash in “Boys I Know”

Anna Gracia's debut young adult novel "Boys I Know" paints a realistic picture of the pressures of being Asian American, touching on parent-child dynamics,...

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Two Sisters Find that “This Place is Still Beautiful” Because It is Home

XiXi Tian tells an honest story of two biracial sisters who struggle with painful truths and find that “This Place is Still Beautiful” in the aftermath of...

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In Conversation with Sharan Dhaliwal, Author of “Burning My Roti”

Sharan Dhaliwal, the author of “Burning My Roti,” gets personal and honest, touching on her experiences with racism, body image disorders, and...

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“This Place is Still Beautiful”

The following is excerpted from XiXi Tian’s new novel, “This Place is Still Beautiful.” Tian was born in China and immigrated to the United...

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Alexene Farol Follmuth’s “My Mechanical Romance” Makes STEM a Little Bit Steamy

Alexene Farol Follmuth's debut YA novel "My Mechanical Romance" is a must-read high school love story that also gives a glimpse of the challenges and...

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Author Soon Wiley Talks “When We Fell Apart”

Debut novelist Soon Wiley talks with Mochi Magazine about outsider perspectives, the liminal state of being biracial, and his book "When We Fell Apart."...

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Actor John Cho on his middle grade debut “Troublemaker,” the LA Riots, and Social Justice

When the George Floyd protests happened last year, actor John Cho immediately thought about how his children would understand and perceive the events unfolding...

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Laura Gao Shows Us The Wuhan She Knows and More in “Messy Roots”

Laura Gao shows the Wuhan she knows, what it’s like growing up as a queer immigrant in Texas, and the diversity of Asian Americans in her graphic memoir...

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Children’s Book “Amah Faraway” Brings Closer Memories of Going to Taiwan

“Amah Faraway” by Margaret Chiu Greanias and Tracy Subisak is a fun and relatable nod to Taiwanese American kids going to Taiwan for the first time. ...

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