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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

A few favorites from the Asian Pacific Resource Center.

List created by the Linda Fernandes, Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian (April 2014).

Find more reading suggestions at Books & More.

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The Kimchi Cookbook by Lauryn Chun

Kimchi is in the spotlight as the new superfood. This book provides sixty recipes -- some traditional and others modern with a new and refreshing twist.

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No Family is an Island - Cultural Expertise Among Samoans in Diaspora by Ilana Gershon

A benchmark work in the study of migration and of the Pacific. Explores the modern Samoan immigrant experience in making homes abroad.

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Birds of Paradise Lost by Andrew Lam

The Thirteen stories in this collection chronicles the lives of Vietnamese immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area as they reinvent their lives after war. Lam is the author of the awarding collection of essays "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora."

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Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans by Huping Ling (Editor)

A unique discussion of underrepresented new Asian American communities including Burmese, Thai, Mong, Romani, Nepalese, and Tibetan Americans.

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Little Manila is in the Heart - The Making of the Filipino American Community in Stockton, California by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Stockton's Little Manila was home to the largest Filipino community outside of the Philippines from the 1920's to the 1970's.

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Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach by Mary Adams Urashima

Wintersburg Village, a thriving farm community now north Huntington Beach, became home to many pioneering Japanese immigrant families in the late 1800's and was home to Orange County's oldest Japanese church.