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Books of Asian American Interest

titles featuring Asian or Asian American characters
or based upon Asian folktales

Young Adult
Whale Talk – Chris Crutcher
American Dragons: Twenty-Five Asian American Voices – Laurence Yep

Juvenile Fiction
Ruby's Wish – Shirin Yim Bridges 
Breath of the Dragon – Gail Giles
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson – Bette Bao Lord
The Gold-Threaded Dress – Carolyn Marsden
A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park
When My Name Was Keoko – Linda Sue Park
The Moon Bridge – Marcia Savin
The Sign Painter – Allen Say
Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo – Greg Leitich Smith
The Best Bad Thing – Yoshiko Uchida
Millicent Min, Girl Genius – Lisa Yee
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time – Lisa Yee
Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories – Paul Yee
The Amah – Laurence Yep
Cockroad Cooties – Laurence Yep
The Friends – Kazumi Yumoto

Picture Books
The Magic Fan – Keith Baker
On My Way to Buy Eggs – Chih-Yuan Chen
Grandfather Counts – Andrea Cheng
Sam and the Lucky Money – Karen Chinn
The Story of Noodles – Ying Chang Compestine
The Coffee Can Kid – Jan M. Czech
The Greatest Power – Demi
How My Parents Learned to Eat – Ina R. Friedman
Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek – Minfong Ho
The Way We Do It in Japan – Geneva Cobb Iijima
At the Beach – Huy Voun Lee
Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out – Ted Lewin
Chinatown – William Low
Chinatown: One Year in Poems – Kam Mak
Sumi’s First Day of School Ever – Soyung Pak
Tiger and the Dried Persimmon: A Korean Folk Tale – Janie
Jaehyun Park
Bee-Bim Bop! – Linda Sue Park
The Firekeeper’s Son – Linda Sue Park
The Warlord’s Fish – Virginia Walton Pilegard
My Name Is Yoon – Helen Recorvits
Allison – Allen Say
The Bicycle Man – Allen Say
Emma's Rug – Allen Say
Grandfather's Journey – Allen Say
The Lost Lake
– Allen Say
Tea With Milk – Allen Say
Tree of Cranes – Allen Say
The Biggest Soap – Carole Lexa Schaefer
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap – Dianne Snyder
The Moon Lady – Amy Tan
The Seven Chinese Sisters – Kathy Tucker
Himalaya – Tenzig Norbu
Suki’s Kimono – Chieri Uegaki
The Night of the Fireflies – Karen B. Winnick
Apple Pie 4th of July – Janet S. Wong
Beyond the
Great Mountains: A Visual Poem about China – Ed Young
Seven Blind Mice – Ed Young

The Story of Kites – Ying Chang Compestine
Confucius: The Golden Rule – Russell Freedman
Split Image: A Story in Poems – Mel Glenn
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment – Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
We’re Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road – Laurie Krebs
Stone Soup – Jon J. Muth
The Loyal Cat – Lensey Namioka
The Emperor’s Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China – Jane O’Connor
Tibet: Through the Red Box – Peter Sνs
Rabbit and the Dragon King: Based on a Korean Tale – Daniel San Souci
The Silver Charm: A Folktale from
Japan – Robert D. San Souci
I Live In
Tokyo – Mari Takabayashi
Dear Santa, Please Come to the 19th Floor – Yin
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac – Ed Young
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China – Ed Young
The Sons of the Dragon King: A Chinese Legend – Ed Young

Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina’s Life – Chan Hon Goh
Pol Pot – Andy Koopmans
Hana’s Suitcase – Karen Levine
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
– Ken Mochizuki
The Invisible Thread: An Autobiography – Yoshiko Uchida

titles last updated August 28, 2008

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