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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 (March 2013).

Find more reading suggestions at Books & More.

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The House on Lemon Street - Japanese Pioneers and the American Dream by Mark Howland Rawitsch

In search of the American dream, Jukichi and Ken Harada purchased a house on Lemon Street in Riverside, CA in 1915. Attempts from the community to block the sale to Japanese Americans brought about the first Japanese American court test of the California Alien Land Law of 1913.

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Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes - the Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism by Ron Chew

Domingo and Viernes were Alaskeros -Filipino Americans who worked in the Alaskan Fish Canneries. They were union reformers durning the 1970s Civil Rights Era Asian American movement fighting for workers rights and racial equality.

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I.M. Pei - Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose by Jill Rubalcaba

Acclaimed architect Ieoh Ming Pei was born in China in 1917, in a time of warlords, missionaries, and mandarins. This book chronicles his beginings and the stories behind six of his most celebrated buildings.

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Lulu in the Sky - A daughter of Cambodia finds love, healing, and double happiness by Luong Ung

In two previous memoirs, Luong told the story of her life as a child soldier in war torn Cambodia, then as a refugee in Vermont. In the third volume of her memoirs she returns to the Cambodian village of her birth in a journey of healing and love.

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A Queen's Journey - An unfinished novel about Hawaii's last monarch by James D. Houston

The last work of celebrated author James D. Houston tells the story of Hawaii's last queen Lili'uokalini.

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Colors of Confinement - Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American incarceration in World War II by Bill Manbo

Bill Manbo and his family were incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during WW II. Manbo documented the routine life there as well as celebrations -- using the newly developed kodachrome film.

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The Reeducation of Cherry Truong by Aimee Phan

An epic family tale set in Vietnam, France, and the United States. 21-year-old Cherry travels to her family's homeland to untangle family secrets, hidden loves, and stories of lives torn apart by war.