American Is in the Heart: A
Personal History by Carlos Bulosan
Bulosan recounts his experiences as an
immigrant from the Philippines in search for the promise of a better life in America.
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing up under the Khmer
Rouge - A memoir by Chanrithy Him
Chanrithy Him, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, recounts her childhood where rudimentary labor camps filled with illness and death were the norm.
Farewell to Mananzar by Jeanne Wakatsuki
Memoir of the Wakatsuki family before,during, and after their imprisonment at Manzanar Internment camp.
Stealing Budda's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
A memoir of a Vietnamese American
girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Vowell takes on the history of Hawaii from the coming of the Missionaries to annexation.
Perfume Dreams – Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora by Andrew Lam
Lam, the son of a South Vietnamese general,
was raised in Vietnam and the U.S.. In this collection of essays he searches for his identity and reflects on the lives of the Vietnamese in exile.
On Gold Mountain - The One
Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese American Family by Lisa See
The 100 year history the family of Fong See and Lettice Pruett – the grandparents of Lisa See.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
A family drama set in Kerala,
in the southernmost tip of India in the 1960’s.
Balzac and the Little Chinese
Seamstress by Dai Siiie
During the Cultural Revolution in China,
two boys vanished to the county for re-education, find a trunk of forbidden western literature.
The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
Explores the world of Chinese Cuisine.
Southland by Nina Revoyr
Mystery, race, love, and history in Los Angeles
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Two different families from Baltimore adopt
children from Korea.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Pulitzer prize winning collection of stories
explore the lives of Indian immigrants.
Typical American by Gish Jen
The Chang family pursue the American Dream.
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
A Papua New Guinean child growing up on the Island of Bougainville during civil war discovers Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations.
Waiting by Ha Jin
Winner of the National Book Award. Jin gives
us a glimpse ot life in communist China. A village doctor waits 18 years for permission to divorce.
When the Emperor was
Divine by Julie Otsuka
A Japanese American family is sent to live
in a desert internment camp in Utah during WW II.