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“How We Fall Apart” Toes the Dangerous Line Between Representation & Irresponsibility

"How We Fall Apart" by Katie Zhao is a captivatingly written young adult thriller that exposes different layers of the model minority myth but also...

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In “Ghost Forest,” Absence Is as Powerful as Presence

“Ghost Forest” is a kaleidoscopic debut from Chinese Canadian writer Pik-Shuen Fung. Though the book is a novel, it often reads like a memoir in its...

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Jenny Qi and Kat Chow Grapple with Mother-Loss in Debut Books, “Focal Point” and “Seeing Ghosts”

Journalist Kat Chow and poet Jenny Qi show readers how we can continue our relationships with loved ones even after their deaths...

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“Not Here to Be Liked” Challenges What Asian Girls Look Like in Media

In “Not Here to Be Liked,” Michelle Quach explores love, friendship, and what it means to be a “good feminist” as an Asian American girl in a world...

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Immigrant Songs and Unexpected Love Stories: Why You Need to Read Yoon Choi’s “Skinship”

The only context in which I used to hear the word “skinship” growing up would be when my mother stated she was uncomfortable with it. “Skinship,” after...

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“Speak, Okinawa”: A Memoir of Self and an Island’s Collective History

An East-meets-West romance: Asian woman falls for American military man. It’s a story we know well as “Miss Saigon,” “Memoirs of Geisha,” “Madame...

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Junie Kim Finds Herself in a Cross-Generational Tale

Inspired by real-life experiences of family facing both modern-day racism and heartache and bravery during the Korean War comes a relatable and powerful tween...

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