Asian Pacific American History

  • American dragons: twenty-five Asian American voices. Y 810.9 AME
  • The arts of Asia. Meher McArthur. 709.5 MACA
  • Asian art in the Art Institute of Chicago. Elinor L. Pearlstein, James T. Ulak. 709.51 PEA
  • Behind my eyes. Li-Young Lee. 811 LEE
  • Behind the wheel: poems about driving. Janet S. Wong. Y 811 WON
  • Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America. Gurinder Singh Mann. 294 MAN
  • The Chinese in America. Iris Chang. 973.0495 CHA
  • Covering: the hidden assault on our civil rights. Kenji Yoshino. 342.73 YOS
  • Driven out: the forgotten war against Chinese Americans. Jean Pfaelzer. 979.4 PFA
  • Eastern philosophy. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad. 181 RAM
  • Fighting for honor: Japanese Americans and World War II. Michael L. Cooper. 940.53 COO
  • The geography of thought: how Asians and Westerners think differently– and why. Richard E. Nisbett. 153.4 NIS
  • Human dark with sugar. Brenda Shaughnessy. 811 SHA
  • Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment. Dorothea Lange. 940.5317 LAN
  • Island world: a history of Hawai’i and the United States. Gary Y. Okihiro. 996.9 OKI
  • Just Americans: how Japanese Americans won a war at home and abroad. Robert Asahina. 940.5421 ASA
  • Lost kingdom: Hawaii’s last queen, the sugar kings, and America’s first imperial adventure. Julia Flynn Siler. 996.902 SIL
  • My Korean deli: risking it all for a convenience store. Ben Ryder Howe. 381.147 HOW
  • Only what we could carry: the Japanese American internment experience. Y 940.53 ONL
  • The poker bride: the first Chinese in the wild West. Christopher Corbett. 973.0495 COR
  • Silk tapestry and other Chinese folktales. Patrick Atangan. Graphic 398.2 ATA
  • Silver like dust: one family’s story of America’s Japanese internment. Kimi Cunningham Grant. 940.5317 GRA
  • The snakehead: an epic tale of the Chinatown underworld and the American dream. Patrick Radden Keefe. 364.15 KEE
  • The spirit catches you and you fall down: a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. Anne Fadiman. 306.461 FAD
  • Split image: a story in poems. Mel Glenn. Y 811 GLE
  • Stubborn twig: three generations in the life of a Japanese American family. Lauren Kessler. 973.0495 KES
  • Tales of Kalila and Dimna: classic fables from India. Ramsay Wood. 398.24 WOO
  • Unfamiliar fishes. Sarah Vowell. 996.9 VOW
  • What’s so great about America. Dinesh D’Souza. 973 DSO
  • Yell-oh girls!: emerging voices explore culture, identity, and growing up Asian American. Vickie Nam. Y 305.235 YEL

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

  • Acts of faith: the story of an American Muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation. Eboo Patel. 305.697 PAT
  • All for love: continents of exile. Ved Mehta. B Mehta
  • All in. Jerry Yang. B Yang
  • Along the roaring river: my wild ride from Mao to the Met. Hao Jiang Tian. B Tian
  • Battle hymn of the tiger mother. Amy Chua. 306.874 CHU
  • Bend, not break: a life in two worlds. Ping Fu. B Fu
  • Bento box in the heartland: my Japanese girlhood in whitebread America. Linda Furiya. 641.509 FUR
  • Bitter winds: a memoir of my years in China’s Gulag. Harry Wu and Carolyn Wakeman. B Wu
  • Bound feet & Western dress. Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. B Chang
  • Catfish and mandala: a two-wheeled voyage through the landscape and memory of Vietnam. Andrew X. Pham. 915.97 PHA
  • Charlie Chan: the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvous with American history. Yunte Huang. B Apana
  • Dark harbor: building house and home on an enchanted island. Ved Mehta. 690.83 MEH
  • The fifth book of peace. Maxine Hong Kingston. B Kingston
  • First they killed my father: a daughter of Cambodia remembers. Loung Ung. B Ung
  • Forget sorrow: an ancestral tale. Belle Yang. Graphic B Yang
  • Fresh off the boat. Eddie Huang. B Huang
  • Harvest son: planting roots in American soil. David Mas Masumoto. B Masumoto
  • I.M. Pei: architect of time, place, and purpose. Jill Rubalcaba. Y 720.92 RUB
  • Jackie Chan. 791.43 JAC
  • A journey: the autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno. Y 796.91 OHN
  • The latehomecomer: a Hmong family memoir. Kao Kalia Yang. B Yang
  • Lucky girl. Mei-Ling Hopgood. B Hopgood
  • Mao’s last dancer. Li Cunxin. B Li
  • Marrying Anita: a quest for love in the new India. Anita Jain. B Jain
  • The opposite of fate: a book of musings. Amy Tan. B Tan
  • Rock & roll jihad: a Muslim rock star’s revolution. Salman Ahmad. B Ahmad
  • A single tear: a family’s persecution, love, and endurance in Communist China. Wu Ningkun. 951.05 WU
  • Sounds of the river: a memoir. Da Chen. B Chen
  • Standard deviations: growing up and coming down in the new Asia. Karl Taro Greenfeld. 950.42 GRE
  • Still life with rice: a young American woman discovers the life and legacy of her Korean grandmother. Helie Lee. B Baek
  • The Tao of Bruce Lee.  Davis Miller. B Lee
  • Tea that burns: a family memoir of Chinatown. Bruce Edward Hall. B Hall
  • Ten thousand sorrows: the extraordinary journey of a Korean war orphan. Elizabeth Kim. B Kim, Audio
  • The unwanted: a memoir. Kien Nguyen. B Nguyen
  • Vietnamerica: a family’s journey. GB Tran. Graphic B Tran
  • Watching the tree: a Chinese daughter reflects on happiness, tradition, and spiritual wisdom. Adeline Yen Mah. B Mah
  • Yeh Yeh’s house. Evelina Chao. B Chao

COOKING

  • Asian tofu: discover the best, make your own, and cook it at home. Andrea Nguyen. 641.6565 NGU
  • At home with Madhur Jaffrey: simple, delectable dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Madhur Jaffrey. 641.595 JAF
  • Authentic Vietnamese cooking: food from a family table. Corinne Trang. 641.595 TRA
  • Burma: rivers of flavor. Naomi Duguid. 641.5959 DUG
  • Chop suey: a cultural history of Chinese food in the United States. Andrew Coe. 641.5951 COE
  • The classic Asian cookbook. Sri Owen. 641.595 OWE
  • The cooking of Indonesia and the Philippines. Ghillie Basan, Terry Tan, Vilma Laus. 641.5959 BAS
  • Cradle of flavor: home cooking from the spice islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. James Oseland. 641.5959 OSE
  • Every grain of rice: a taste of our Chinese childhood in America. Ellen Blonder; Annabel Low. 641.595 BLO
  • The fortune cookie chronicles: adventures in the world of Chinese food. Jennifer 8. Lee. 641.5951 LEE
  • India: cookbook. Pushpesh Pant. 641.5954 PAN
  • Indian home cooking. Suvir Saran. 641.595 SAR
  • Into the Vietnamese kitchen. Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen. 641.5959 NGU
  • Momofuku. David Chang, Peter Meehan. 641.595 CHA
  • Revolutionary Chinese cookbook: recipes from Hunan Province. Fuchsia Dunlop. 641.595 DUN
  • Savoring Southeast Asia. Joyce Jue. 641.595 JUE
  • Simple Asian meals: irresistibly satisfying and healthy dishes for the busy cook. Nina Simonds. 641.595 SIM
  • Simple Thai cookery. Ken Hom. 641.5959 HOM
  • The spice merchant’s daughter: recipes and simple spice blends for the American kitchen. Christina Arokiasamy. 641.5959 ARO
  • A spoonful of ginger: irresistible, health-giving recipes from Asian kitchens. Nina Simonds. 641.595 SIM
  • True Thai. Victor Sodsook. 641.595 SOD
  • The turmeric trail: recipes and memories from an Indian childhood. Raghavan Iyer. 641.595 IYE
  • Washoku: recipes from the Japanese home kitchen. Elizabeth Andoh. 641.595 AND

REFERENCE

  • Dictionary of Asian American history. R 973.0495

FICTION

  • The age of dreaming. Nina Revoyr. Fic REV
  • The age of Shiva. Manil Suri. Fic SUR
  • All the way home. Ann Tatlock. Rel. Fic TAT
  • Aloft. Chang-rae Lee. Fic LEE
  • American born Chinese. Gene Luen Yang. Y 741.5 YAN
  • Ask me no questions. Marina Budhos. Y Fic BUD
  • The barbarians are coming. David Wong Louie. Fic LOU
  • Beacon Hill boys. Ken Mochizuki. Y Fic MOC
  • The Beauty of Humanity Movement. Camilla Gibb. Fic GIB
  • Behold the many. Lois-Ann Yamanaka. Fic YAM
  • Beneath my mother’s feet. Amjed Qamar. Y Fic QAM
  • Bijou Roy. Ronica Dhar. Fic DHA
  • Bird of another heaven. James Houston. Fic HOU
  • Bittersweet. Leslie Li. Fic LI
  • Blood hina: a Mas Arai mystery. Naomi Hirahara. Mystery HIR
  • Boat people. Mary Gardner. Fic GAR
  • Bone. Fae Myenne Ng. Fic NG
  • The book of salt. Monique Truong. Fic TRU
  • Born confused. Tanuja Desai Hidier. Y Fic DES
  • The bride wore red: tales of a cross-cultural family. Robbie Clipper Sethi. Fic SET
  • Brothers. Da Chen. Fic CHE
  • Cathy’s book: if found call (650)266-8233. Sean Stewart. Y Fic STE
  • China boy. Gus Lee. Fic LEE
  • The city of Devi. Manil Suri. Fic SUR
  • The climate of the country. Marnie Mueller. Fic MUE
  • Cloud mountain. Aimee E. Liu. Fic LIU
  • Comfort woman. Nora Okja Keller. Fic KEL
  • Crossing. Andrew Xia Fukuda. Mystery FUK
  • A cruel season for dying. Harker Moore. Mystery MOO
  • Daughter of joy: a novel of gold rush California. JoAnn Levy. Fic LEV
  • Death of a red heroine. Qiu Xiaolong. Fic CHI
  • The descendants. Kaui Hart Hemmings. Fic HEM, DVD Drama D                         
  • The dim sum of all things. Kim Wong Keltner. Fic KEL
  • Dixieland sushi. Cara Lockwood. Fic LOC
  • Dream jungle. Jessica Hagedorn. Fic HAG
  • Eating Chinese food naked. Mei Ng. Fic NG
  • An empire of women. Karen Shepard. Fic SHE
  • Equation for evil. Philip Caputo. Fic CAP
  • Evening is the whole day. Preeta Samarasan. Fic SAM
  • Eyes of the emperor. Graham Salisbury. Y Fic SAL
  • Fasting, feasting. Anita Desai. Fic DES, Large Type Fic DES
  • Finding my hat. John Son. Y Fic SON
  • First daughter: extreme American makeover. Mitali Perkins. Y Fic PER
  • Flash house. Aimee E. Liu. Fic LIU
  • The fold. An Na. Y Fic AN
  • Forgotten country. Catherine Chung. Fic CHU
  • Free food for millionaires. Min Jin Lee. Fic LEE
  • A free life. Ha Jin. Fic JIN
  • The fruit of my lipstick. Shelley Adina. Y Fic ADI
  • Gateway. Sharon Shinn. Y Fic SHI
  • The geisha’s granddaughter. Chayym Zeldis. Fic ZEL
  • Ghost hero. S.J. Rozan. Mystery ROZ
  • Girl in a box. Sujata Massey. Mystery MAS
  • The girl in the garden. Kamala Nair. Fic NAI
  • Good enough. Paula Yoo. Y Fic YOO
  • A good scent from a strange mountain: stories. Robert Olen Butler. Fic BUT
  • The good son. Michael Gruber. Fic GRU, CD Fic GRU
  • The great call of China. Cynthea Liu. Y Fic LIU
  • Gunga Din highway. Frank Chin. Fic CHI
  • A hard light. Wendy Hornsby. Mystery HOR
  • Heart of a samurai: based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama. Margi Preus. Y Fic PRE, J PRE
  • Home boy. H.M. Naqvi. Fic NAQ
  • Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet. Jamie Ford. Fic FOR, Large Type Fic FOR
  • The hungry tide. Amitav Ghosh. Fic GHO
  • I Hotel. Karen Tei Yamashita. Fic YAM
  • Ilustrado. Miguel Syjuco. Fic SYJ
  • In other rooms, other wonders. Daniyal Mueenuddin. Fic MUE
  • In the shadow of the Banyan. Vaddey Ratner. Fic RAT
  • The inheritance of loss. Kiran Desai. Fic DES, Large Type Fic DES
  • The interpreter. Suki Kim. Fic KIM
  • The island of bicycle dancers. Jiro Adachi. Fic ADA
  • Kept: a comedy of sex and manners. Y. Euny Hong. Fic HON
  • Kitchen Chinese. Ann Mah. Fic MAH
  • Koyal dark, mango sweet. Kashmira Sheth. Y Fic SHE
  • The last Chinese chef. Nicole Mones. Fic MON
  • The last empress. Anchee Min. Fic MIN
  • The Latte Rebellion. Sarah Jamila Stevenson. Y Fic STE
  • Leave it to me. Bharati Mukherjee. Fic MUK
  • Level up. Gene Luen Yang. Graphic Fic YAN
  • Liberty Meadows. Frank Cho. Y 741.5 CHO
  • The likes of me. Randall Beth Platt. Y Fic PLA
  • The long season of rain. Helen Kim. Y Fic KIM
  • A long stay in a distant land. Chieh Chieng. Fic CHI
  • The lost and forgotten languages of Shanghai. Ruiyan Xu. Fic XU
  • Lost men. Brian Leung. Fic LEU
  • The love wife. Gish Jen. Fic JEN, CD Fic JEN
  • Lucky everyday. Bapsy Jain. Fic JAI
  • The lucky gourd shop. Joanna C. Scott. Fic SCO
  • Madras on rainy days. Samina Ali. Fic ALI
  • The magic of ordinary days. Ann Howard Creel. Large Type Fic CRE, DVD Drama M
  • Mambo peligroso. Patricia Chao. Fic CHA
  • The mango season. Amulya Malladi. Y Fic MAL
  • The middle heart. Bette Bao Lord. Fic LOR
  • Middle son. Deborah Iida. Fic IID
  • Mismatch: a novel. Lensey Namioka. Y Fic NAM
  • Miss Dimple suspects. Mignon F. Ballard. Mystery BAL
  • Monkey bridge. Lan Cao. Fic CAO
  • My boyfriend is a monster: I love him to pieces, or,  My date is dead weight, or, He only loves me for my brains. Evonne Tsang. Y 741.5 TSA
  • My boyfriend is a monster. Made for each other: or I made my prom date or Hunkenstein or love in stitches or our love’s aliiiiiive!! Paul D. Storrie. Y 741.5 STO
  • My brother’s passion. D. James Smith. Fic SMI
  • Nanjing requiem. Ha Jin. Fic JIN
  • Nothing but the truth (and a few white lies). Justina Chen Headley. Y Fic HEA
  • Now and Zen. Linda Gerber. Y Fic GER
  • Oleander girl. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Fic DIV
  • On the line. S.J. Rozan. Mystery ROZ
  • One thousand chestnut trees: a novel of Korea. Mira Stout. Fic STO
  • Only uni. Camy Tang. Rel. Fic TAN
  • Over the shoulder: a novel of intrigue. Leonard Chang. Fic CHA
  • Perfect harmony. Barbara Wood. Fic WOO
  • A person of interest. Susan Choi. Fic CHO
  • Picture bride. Yoshiko Uchida. Y Fic UCH
  • Pleasing the dead. Deborah Turrell Atkinson. Mystery ATK
  • The reeducation of Cherry Truong. Aimee Phan. Fic PHA
  • Re-gifters. Mike Carey. Y 741.5 CAR
  • The reluctant fundamentalist. Mohsin Hamid. Fic HAM
  • A river Sutra. Gita Mehta. Fic MEH
  • Rosey in the present tense. Louise Hawes. Y Fic HAW
  • Same difference. Derek Kirk Kim. Y 741.5 KIM
  • Saving fish from drowning. Amy Tan. Fic TAN, Large Type Fic TAN
  • Serving crazy with curry. Amulya Malladi. Fic MAL
  • Shadows bite. Stephen Dedman. Fic DED
  • The Shanghai Moon. S.J. Rozan. Mystery ROZ
  • She’s so money. Cherry Cheva. Y Fic CHE
  • Shiva dancing. Bharti Kirchner. Fic KIR
  • Short girls. Bich Minh Nguyen. Fic NGU
  • Single sashimi. Camy Tang. Rel. Fic TAN
  • Snakeskin shamisen. Naomi Hirahara. Mystery HIR
  • Snow falling on cedars. David Guterson. Fic GUT, Large Type Fic GUT, Y AUDIO CD GUT
  • Somebody’s daughter. Marie Lee. Y Fic LEE
  • Sons of heaven. Terrence Cheng. Fic CHE
  • The stone goddess. Minfong Ho. Y Fic HO
  • Take what you can carry. Kevin C. Pyle. Y 741.5 PYL
  • A tale for the time being. Ruth Ozeki. Fic OZE
  • Tallgrass. Sandra Dallas. Fic DAL
  • The tapestries. Kien Nguyen. Fic NGU
  • Terminal Island. John Shannon. Mystery SHA
  • This is a bust. Ed Lin. Mystery LIN
  • A thousand years of good prayers: stories. Yiyun Li. Fic LI, DVD Drama T
  • Tina’s mouth: an existential comic diary. Keshni Kashyap. Y 741.5 KAS
  • Tracking time. Leslie Glass. Mystery GLA
  • The traitor: Golden Mountain chronicles, 1885. Laurence Yep. Y Fic YEP
  • Transplanted man. Sanjay Nigam. Fic NIG
  • Trouble. Gary D. Schmidt. Y Fic SCH
  • Unaccustomed earth. Jhumpa Lahiri. Fic LAH
  • Wait for me. An Na. Y Fic NA
  • Wandering warrior. Da Chen. Y Fic CHE
  • Weedflower. Cynthia Kadohata. Y Fic KAD, CD
  • When the emperor was divine. Julie Otsuka. Fic OTS
  • Wingshooters. Nina Revoyr. Fic REV
  • Winter and night. S.J. Rozan. Mystery ROZ
  • World and town. Gish Jen. Fic JEN
  • Zen and the art of faking it. Jordan Sonnenblick. Y Fic SON

DVDS

  • Daughter from Danang. DVD 959.704
  • Maya Lin: a strong clear vision. DVD 917.53
  • The mistress of spices. DVD Foreign M
  • Princess Ka`iulani. DVD Drama P
  • Shanghai kiss. DVD Comedy S

MUSIC CDS

  • Asian dreamland. CD ZM FOLK AD P-92
  • Asian groove. CD Q ASIA AG P-22
  • Asian lounge. CD Q ASIA AL P-42
  • Asie de l’est =  East Asia. CD Q ASIA AE O-63
  • Asie du sud = South Asia. CD Q INDIA AS O-62
  • Chants of India. Ravi Shankar. CD Q INDIA CI S-23
  • Instrumental music of Vietnam. CD Q VIET IMV K-60
  • Music from the People’s Republic of China. CD Q CHIN-P MFP R-08
  • Music from the tea lands. CD Q COLL MFT P-02
  • Silk road journeys when strangers meet. Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble. CD Q CHIN MA M-82

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