Category Archives: Asian Americans

Bhai For Now by Maleeha Siddiqui

Bhai For Now by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338702095  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 10/4/22) Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Eighth grader Shaheer Atique … Continue reading

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The Name Jar by Yangsook Chai

The Name Jar by Yangsook Chai. Alfred A. Knopf, c2001, 2022. 9780375806131 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  I’m not sure why YSBR was … Continue reading

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Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee. Random House, 2022. 9781984830258 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Having spent her entire life in … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour by Debbi Michiko Florence

Sweet and Sour by Debbi Michiko Florence. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338671599 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: ARC (publication date 9/6/22 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Mai Hirano and … Continue reading

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Friends Fur-ever by Saadia Faruqi

Friends Fur-ever (Must Love Pets, #1) by Saadia Faruqi. Scholastic Inc, 2022. 9781338783421 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Uncorrected proof Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Imaan loves dogs, … Continue reading

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Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend by Katie Zhou

Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend by Katie Zhou. Random House, 2022. 9780593426579 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Winnie Zeng tries to be the … Continue reading

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Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller

Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller. Random House, 2022. 9780593310526 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  12-year-old Mallory Moss is just … Continue reading

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This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian

This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian. Balzer + Bray, 2022. 9780063086029 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Annalie is the little … Continue reading

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The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338678857 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC (publication date 5/31/22 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Mommy’s Hometown by Hope Lim,  illustrated by Jamie Kim

Mommy’s Hometown by Hope Lim,  illustrated by Jamie Kim. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536213324 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A little boy grows up … Continue reading

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