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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Signs of Home: The Paintings and Wartime Diary of Kamekichi Tokita by Barbara Johns

Tokita arrived in Seattle from Japan in 1919, as a "modern young man of his time” and became part of the Northwest art scene by the 1930s. He began keeping a diary on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed.

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Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me  by Alice Pung

Alice Pung's family fled Pol Pot's Cambodia to settle in a suburb of Melbourne. She was named Alice because her father thought Australia was a wonderland.

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Los Angeles's Koreatown by Katherine Yungmee Kim

Los Angele's Koreatown is the largest Koreatown in the world with more than 46,000 people of Korean descent living there.

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My Viet: Vietnamese American Literature in English, 1962 - Present

Andrew Lam, Lan Cao, Le Ly Hayslip and Monique Truong are among some thirty writers who present their stories in this collection of Vietnamese American writing.

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Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation by Peter M. Jamero

The untold stories of the second generation of Filipino Americans who are now in their 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America by Mae Ngai

Historian Mae Ngai chronicles the extraordinary story of the Tape family of San Francisco. The Tapes were one of the first middle class Chinese Americans.