The Center for Children's Books

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Asian Pacific American Heritage - May 2005

Compiled by Sarah Park

Korean and Korean American | Chinese and Chinese American | Taiwanese and Taiwanese American
Japanese and Japanese American | Hmong and Hmong American | Asian Indian and Asian Indian American
Vietnamese and Vietnamese American | Filipino and Filipino American | Pacific Islander | More


Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night. Illustrated by David Diaz. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994.

Choi, Sook Nyul. Gathering of Pearls. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
--------. Echoes of the White Giraffe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
--------. Year of Impossible Goodbyes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.

Choi, Yangsook. New Cat. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.

Heo, Yumi. The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
--------. One Sunday Morning. New York: Orchard Books, 1999.

Jaffe, Nina. Older Brother, Younger Brother: A Korean Folktale. New York: Viking, c1995.

Lee, Marie G. Finding My Voice. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
--------. Saying Goodbye. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
--------. Necessary Roughness. New York: HarperCollins, c1996.

McMahon, Patricia. Chi-Hoon: A Korean Girl. Photographs by Michael F. O'Brien. Honesdale, PA.: Caroline House/Boyd Mills Press, 1993.

Pak, Soyung. Dear Juno. Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung. New York: Viking, 1999.
--------. Sumi's First Day of School Ever. Illustrated by Joung Un Kim. New York: Viking, 2003.

Park, Linda Sue. A Single Shard. New York: Clarion, 2001.
--------. The Kite Fighters. Illustrated by Eung Won Park. New York: Clarion Books, 2000.
--------. Seesaw Girl. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng. New York: Clarion, 1999.
--------. When My Name was Keoko. New York: Clarion, 2002.

San Souci, Daniel. In the Moonlight Mist: A Korean Tale. Illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 1999.
--------. The Rabbit and the Dragon King: Based on a Korean Folktale. Illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 2002.



Chang, Raymond and Margaret Chang. The Beggar's Magic: A Chinese Tale. Illustrated by David Johnson. New York: M.K. McElderry Books, c1997.

Cheng, Andrea. Goldfish and Chrysanthemums. Illustrated by Michelle Chang. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2003.
--------. The Key Collection. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New York: Henry Holt, 2003.

Keene, Donald. The Tale of the Shining Princess. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and A Studio Book/The Viking Press, 1980.

Krull, Kathleen. City Within a City: How Kids Live in New York's Chinatown. Photographs by David Hautzig. New York: Lodestar Books, 1994.

Lee, Milly. Earthquake. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New York: Frances Foster Books, 2001.
--------. Nim and the War Effort. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New York: Frances Foster Books, 1997.

Mah, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter. New York: Delacorte Press, 2999.

Wong, Janet. This Next New Year. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New Yor: Frances Foster Books, 2000.

Yee, Lisa. Millicent Min, Girl Genius. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2003.

Young, Ed. Little Plum . New York: Philomel Books, 1994.
--------. Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. New York: Philomel Books, 1989.
--------. Mouse Watch: A Chinese Folktale. San Diego: Silver Whistle, 1997.
--------. Red Thread. New York: Philomel Books, 1993.

Yee, Paul. Ghost Train. Pictures by Harvey Chan. Vancouver; Buffalo: Douglas & McIntyre; Emeryville, CA: Distributed in the United States by Publishers Group West, c1996.
--------. Tales from Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. Illustrated by Simon Ng. New York: MacMillan, 1989.

Yep, Laurence. The Cook's Family. New York: Putnam, 1998.
--------. Dragon Cauldron. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
--------. The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.
--------. Dragon's Gate. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
--------. Dragonwings. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.
--------. Dream Soul. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
--------. Mountain Light. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.
--------. Thief of Hearts. New York: HarperCollins Publisher, 1995.
--------. The Traitor: Golden Mountain Chronicles. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Zhang, Song Nan. A Little Tiger: In the Chinese Night. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1993.



Cheney, Cora. Tales from a Taiwan Kitchen. Illustrated by Teng Kung Yun-chang. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976.



Bodkin, Odds. The Crane Wife. Illustrated by Gennady Spirin. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, c1998.

Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Paintings by Ronald Himler. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.

Kuklin, Susan. Kodomo: Children of Japan. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995.

Mochizuki, Ken. Baseball Saved Us. Illustrated by Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low, 1993.

Say, Allen. Allison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
--------. Emma's Rug. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
--------. Grandfather's Journey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
--------. Home of the Brave. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
--------. The Lost Lake. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
--------. The Sign Painter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
--------. Stranger in the Mirror. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
--------. Tea with Milk. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
--------. Tree of Cranes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
--------. Under the Cherry Blossom Tree: An Old Japanese Tale. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

Uchida, Yoshiko. The Bracelet. Illustrated by Joanne Yardley. New York: Philomel, 1993.
--------. The Dancing Kettle and other Japanese Folktales. Illustrated by Robert C. Jones. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1949.
--------. The Happiest Ending. New York: Atheneum, 1985.
--------. Journey Home. New York: Atheneum, 1978.
--------. Journey to Topaz. Illustrated by Donald Carrick. New York: Scriber, 1971.

Waite, Michael P. Jojofu. Illustrated by Yoriko Ito. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepherd Books, 1996.

Watkins, Yoko Kawashima. Tales from the Bamboo Grove. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng. New York: Bradbury Press, 1992.

Yumoto, Kazumi. The Spring Tone. Translated by Cathy Hirano. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.



Livo, Norma J. and Dia Cha. Folk Stories of the Hmong: Peoples of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1991.

Shea, Pegi Deitz. Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story. New York: Clarion Books, 2003.
--------. The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story. Honesdale, Pa: Boyd Mills Press, 1995.


Asian Indian

Gordon, Susan. Asian Indians. New York: F Watts, 1990.

Hermes, Jules. The Children of India. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1994.

Ramen, A.S. Tales from Indian Mythology. Illustrated by George Keyt. Bombay: Kutub Popular, 1961.

Wyndham, Lee. Folktales from India. Folktales Around the World Series. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.



Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Hoang Anh: a Vietnamese-American boy. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale. New York : Holiday House, c1992.

Robertson, Dorothy Lewis. Fairy Tales from Viet Nam. Illustrated by W. T. Mars. New York: Dood, Mead, 1968.

Wormser, Richard L. Three Faces of Vietnam. New York: F Watts, 1993.



San Souci, Robert. Pedro and the Monkey. Illustrated by Michael Hays. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1996.


Pacific Islander

de Leeuw, Adele. Indonesian Legends and Folktales. Illustrated by Ronni Solbert. Edinburgh, New York: Nelson, 1961.

Hermes, Jules. The Children of Micronesia. The World's Children. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1994.

Rattigan, Jama Kim. Dumpling Soup. Illustrated by Lillian Hsu-Flanders. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993.

Stanley, Fay. The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka'ilulani of Hawai'i. Illustrated by Diane Stanley. New York: Macmillan, 1991.

Wilson, Hazel. Last Queen of Hawai'i: Liliuokalani. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1963.



Gaskins, Pearl Fuyo. What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.