UPDATE 05.10.10 – My suggested reading list.
In the past I have offered up a movie list in honor of Asian American History month, but this year I think I am going to submit a list of 10 books for folks to read if they want to get a glimpse into the beautiful complexities of Asian America. Besides the Asian American Studies go to book, Strangers from a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki, I'll try to hit on a breath of genres and topics and all books that I have read myself.
I am just starting to put my list together from my bookshelf, which is a little overwhelming in the Asian American Studies department, but feel free to leave your suggestions here and I'll include them on a "Also suggested readings" section. If you can leave them by this Sunday PM, that would be grand!
Just to tease a bit, three that have already made my list:
- Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology
- Honor Thy Children: One Family's Journey to Wholeness
- InvAsian: Growing Up Asian and Female in the United States