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Books

Dim Sum for Everyone!

By: Grace Lin

In English, dim sum means “little hearts,” or “touches the heart,” but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their...

Jefferson's Children

By: Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman;Photographs by Jane Feldman

Shannon Lanier is the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and African-American slave, Sally Hemings. In 1998, Lanier embarked on a journey to uncover the history behind his heritage. Told from the...

Number the Stars

By: Lois Lowry

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers...


Up From the Sea

By: Leza Lowitz

A powerful novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village   “Successfully captures the raw emotions of loss, grief, and what...

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

By: Elizabeth Lewis

Young Fu is bound for seven years to be an apprentice to Tang the coppersmith, and his new life in the Chinese city Chungking is both exciting and terrifying. Young Fu endures the taunts of his coworkers,...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

Here is the fifth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American...


Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

By: Grace Lin

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian...

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

By: Grace Lin

Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so...


Resources

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

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BOOK TALK
Alvin doesn’t really like birthday parties. They are unpredictable and you have to be on your best behavior the whole time. He did want to get invited to Hobson’s party though because...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

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BOOK TALK
Alvin Ho is back with an updated list of fears and phobias. This time, his father insists on taking him camping...in a tent...in the woods...with a pit for a toilet! He tries to talk his...