The Center for Children's Books


Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Asian Pacific American Heritage - March 2007

Compiled by Sarah Okner and Sarah Park

Contemporary | Internment | Adoption
War and Colonialism | Historical | Folktales


Contemporary

Balliet, Blue. Chasing Vermeer. 2004.

Cheng, Andrea. Goldfish and Chrysanthemums. 2003.
--------. Honeysuckle Hearse. 2004.
--------. The Key Collection. 2003.

Gaskin, Pearl Fuyo. What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People. 1999.

Hidier,Tanuja Desai. Born Confused. 2002.

Lee, Ho Baek. While You Were Out. 2003.

Lee, Marie G. Finding My Voice. 1992.
--------. Saying Goodbye. 1994.
--------. Necessary Roughness. 1997.

Lin, Grace. The Year of the Dog. 2006.

Look, Lenore. Henry’s First Moon Birthday. 2001.
--------. Ruby Lu Empress of Everything. 2006.
--------. Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding. 2006.

Ly, Many. Home is East. 2005.

Marsden, Carolyn. The Gold-Threaded Dress. 2002.
--------. Moon Runner. 2005.
--------. The Quail Club. 2006.

Mochizuki, Ken. Beacon Hill Boys. 2002.

Na, An. Wait for Me. 2006.

Namioka, Lensey. Half and Half. 2003.

Pak, Soyung. Dear Juno. 1999.

Perkins, Mitali. Monsoon Summer. 2006.
--------. The Sunita Experiment. 1993.

Park, Linda Sue. Archer’s Quest. 2006.
--------. Project Mulberry. 2005.

Say, Allen. Grandfather’s Journey. 1993.
--------. The Sign Painter. 1996.
--------. Stranger in the Mirror. 1995.

Son, John. Finding My Hat. 2004.

Wong, Joyce Lee. Seeing Emily. 2005.

Yamanaka, Lois-Ann. Name Me Nobody. 2000.

Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. 2006.

Yee, Lisa. Millicent Min, Girl Genius. 2003.

Yep, Laurence. The Imp that Ate My Homework. 1998.

Yoo, David. Girls for Breakfast. 2005.

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Internment

Mochizuki, Ken. Baseball Saved Us. 1993.

Oppenheim, Joanne. Dear Miss Breed. 2006.

Patneaude, David. Thin Wood Walls. 2004.

Say, Allen. Home of the Brave. 2002.
--------. Music for Alice. 2004.

Stanley, Jerry. I Am an American: a True Story of Japanese Internment. 1994.

Tai, Amy Lee. A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. 2006.

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Adoption

Cummings, Mary. Three Names of Me. 2006.

Say, Allen. Allison. 1997.

Van Leeuwen, Jean and LeUyen Pham. Benny and Beautiful Baby Delilah. 2006.

Young, Ed. My Mei Mei. 2006.

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War and Colonialism

Choi, Sooknyul. Gathering of Pearls. 1994.
--------. Echoes of the White Giraffe. 1993.
--------. Year of Impossible Goodbyes. 1991.

Park, Linda Sue. When My Name was Keoko. 2002.

Shea, Peggy Deitz. The Whispering Cloth. 1995.

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Historical

Banks, Jacqueline Turner. A Day for Vincent Chin and Me. 2001.

Brucker, Karl. The Day of the Bomb. 1963.

Kadohata, Cynthia. Kira-Kira. 2004.

Lee, Milly. Earthquake! 2001.
--------. Nim and the War Effort. 1997.

Maruki, Toshi. Hiroshima No Pika. 1980.

Mochizuki, Ken. Be Water, My Friend. 2006.

Park, Linda Sue. The Fire Keeper’s Son. 2004.
--------. The Kite Fighters. 2000.
--------. A Single Shard. 2001.

Yee, Paul. The Bone Collector’s Son. 2005.

Yep, Laurence. The Earth Dragon Awakes: the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. 2006.
--------. GoldenMountain Chronicles Dragonwings. 1975.
--------. GoldenMountain Chronicles: 1885 The Traitor. 2003.
--------. GoldenMountain Chronicles: 1849 The Serpent’s Children. 1984.
--------. The Star Fisher. 1991.

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Folktales

Gaer, Joseph. The Fables of India. 1955.

Ho, Minfong. Hush! A Thai Lullaby. 1996.

Lee, Jeanne M. Bitter Dumplings. 2002.
--------. Silent Lotus. 1991.

Livo, Norma J. and Dia Cha. Folk Stories of the Hmong. 1991.

O’Brien, Anne Sibley. The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: the Robin Hood of Korea. 2006.

Yee, Paul. Tales from GoldMountain. 1989.

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