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Cultural Diversity/Asian American Interest : By Author : p


Books

When My Name Was Keoko

By: Linda Sue Park

Sun-hee and her older brother Tae-yul are proud of their Korean heritage. Yet they live their lives under Japanese occupation. All students must read and write in Japanese and no one can fly the Korean...

Seesaw Girl

By: Linda Sue Park
illustrated by: Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng

Impatient with the constraints put on her as an aristocratic girl living in 17th-century Korea, 12-year-old Jade Blossom determines to see beyond her small world.Jade Blossom can never go beyond her family's...

Tae Kwon Do!

By: Terry Pierce
illustrated by: Todd Bonita

We’re off to Tae Kwon Do class, where we’ll learn to kick, spin, box, jump, and even break a board! We’ll also have fun in this simple Step 1 book. Perfect for kids who are both learning...


A Single Shard

By: Linda Sue Park

Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters’ village. When he accidentally breaks a pot, he must work for the master to pay for the damage by setting off on a difficult and dangerous...

Archer's Quest

By: Linda Sue Park

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD KEVIN, A Korean American math whiz, is shocked beyond belief when a young man, complete with bow and arrows, crash lands in his bedroom. And that’s just the beginning. The man, called...

A Grain of Rice

By: Helena Clare Pittman

When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor's beautiful daughter, the Emperor is enraged. Who ever heard of a peasant marrying a princess? But Pong Lo is wiser than the Emperor...


Lucy and Linh

By: Alice Pung

Gilmore Girls meets Fresh Off the Boat in this witty novel about navigating life in private school while remaining true to yourself.   Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart,...

The Kite Fighters

By: Linda Sue Park

In Seoul, Korea, in 1473, Young-sup and his older brother Kee-sup are excited about the New Year kite competition. Young-sup is an expert at kite flying. He knows just what his kite wants him to do. Kee-sup...