Asian Americans: Asian American Resources for Teens
Recommended especially for middle and high school students

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A Step From Heaven by Na, An
Notes: Four years after leaving Korea, Young Ju and her family are still struggling to adjust to their new life in America.
ISBN: 1886910588
Publisher: Front Street
Published: 2001
Callnumber: Teen Fictiom
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The Namesake by Lahiri, Jhumpa
Notes: This novel, which was made into a feature film in 2007, follows an Indian couple from their traditional life in Calcutta through their arrival in 1960s Massachusetts, and the coming-of-age of their son Gogol.
ISBN: 0618485228
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Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story by Shea, Pegi Deitz
Notes: After ten years in a refugee camp in Thailand, thirteen-year-old Mai Yang joins her family in Providence, Rhode Island where her cousins introduce her to American ways and she must learn to reconcile the old with the new.
ISBN: 0618247483
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 2003
Pages: 236 p
Callnumber: Teen Fiction
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The Joy Luck Club by Tan, Amy
Notes: Several Chinese-American women tell the stories of their lives in this novel that explores the meaning of friendship, family, and heritage.
ISBN: 0399134204
Callnumber: Fiction
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Ask Me No Questions by Budhos, Marina Tamar
Notes: After the September 11 terrorist attacks, fourteen-year-old Nadira and her family, who are in the United States illegally, attempt to flee to Canada for asylum, but when things go badly at the border, it is up to Nadira to save the family.
ISBN: 1416903518
Callnumber: Teen Fiction
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Farewell to Manzanar by Wakatsuki, Jeanne
Notes: The author describes her family's experiences in a Japanese internment camp in 1942.
ISBN: 0553272586
Callnumber: 940.5317 H818f
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An Ocean Apart, A World Away by Namioka, Lensey
Notes: In order to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor, Yanyan leaves China to attend Cornell University in the 1920s, where she faces prejudice and loneliness as well as friendship.
ISBN: 0385730020
Callnumber: Teen Fiction
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Yell-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American by Nam, Victoria
Notes: In this collection of essays by young Asian American women, issues such as identity, family, and culture are addressed.
ISBN: 0060959444
Callnumber: 305.235 Y38G