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Stop Racism Against AAPI Communities: A Reading List

Books to inspire, educate, and activate in the fight against anti-Asian racism

A reading list for adults and children, with selections by Skylight booksellers.

 

Resources:

Stop AAPI Hate

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Red Canary Song

Hollaback Bystander Intervention Training To Stop ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

The Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance

The Making of Asian America: A History By Erika Lee Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781476739410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016

Letters to Memory By Karen Tei Yamashita Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781566894876
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 5th, 2017

Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors By Andria Lo, Valerie Luu Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452175805
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 22nd, 2020

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement By Paula Yoo Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

We Are Not Free By Traci Chee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2020

Filipinos in Los Angeles (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By Mae Respicio Koerner Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780738547299
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 11th, 2007

Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South By Adrienne Berard Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780807033531
Published: Beacon Press - October 18th, 2016

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems By Julayne Lee Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945572432
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book - March 13th, 2018

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Vintage International) By Maxine Hong Kingston Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679721888
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

Disciplined by Race: Theological Ethics and the Problem of Asian American Identity By Ki Joo Choi Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781532634727
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Published: Cascade Books - April 4th, 2019

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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir By E. J. Koh Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) By Anne Fadiman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

Farewell to Manzanar By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston (Illustrator), James D. Houston Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328742117
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Published: Clarion Books - July 11th, 2017

Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration By Shirley Ann Higuchi Cover Image
$29.95
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ISBN: 9780299327804
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 20th, 2020

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Your House Will Pay: A Novel By Steph Cha Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062868848
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

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Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

Ornamentalism By Anne Anlin Cheng Cover Image
$37.95
ISBN: 9780190604615
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 18th, 2019

A River of Stars: A Novel By Vanessa Hua Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399178795
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) By Jasbir K. Puar Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780822371502
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Published: Duke University Press - December 8th, 2017

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Superman Smashes the Klan By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779504210
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Published: DC Comics - May 12th, 2020

American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
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Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

They Called Us Enemy By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

Go Home! By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Editor), Viet Nguyen (Foreword by), Alexander Chee (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Editor), Viet Nguyen (Foreword by), Alexander Chee (Contribution by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781936932016
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Published: Feminist Press - March 13th, 2018

A World Between By Emily Hashimoto Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932955
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Published: Feminist Press - September 15th, 2020

Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By David Guterson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679764021
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Published: Vintage - September 26th, 1995

Go Home! By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Editor), Viet Nguyen (Foreword by), Alexander Chee (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Editor), Viet Nguyen (Foreword by), Alexander Chee (Contribution by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781936932016
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Published: Feminist Press - March 13th, 2018

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We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival: Essays on Sex Work and Survival By Natalie West (Editor), Tina Horn (Associate Editor), Melissa Gira Grant (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Natalie West (Editor), Tina Horn (Associate Editor), Melissa Gira Grant (Contribution by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781558612853
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Published: Feminist Press - February 9th, 2021

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race By Anthony Christian Ocampo Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780804797542
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Published: Stanford University Press - March 2nd, 2016

Ghosts Of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad By Gordon H. Chang Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358331810
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Published: Mariner Books - May 5th, 2020

The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad (Asian America) By Gordon H. Chang (Editor), Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Editor) Cover Image
By Gordon H. Chang (Editor), Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781503609242
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Published: Stanford University Press - April 30th, 2019

Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations By John Tateishi Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781597144988
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Published: Heyday Books - March 10th, 2020

The Leavers (National Book Award Finalist): A Novel By Lisa Ko Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208042
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 24th, 2018

Driven Out: The Forgotten War against Chinese Americans By Jean Pfaelzer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520256941
Published: University of California Press - August 1st, 2008

The Namesake: A Novel By Jhumpa Lahiri Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358062684
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Published: Mariner Books - June 4th, 2019

Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown (American Crossroads #7) By Nayan Shah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520226296
Published: University of California Press - October 29th, 2001

Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties By Karen L. Ishizuka, Jeff Chang (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Karen L. Ishizuka, Jeff Chang (Foreword by)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781781689981
Published: Verso - January 16th, 2018

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays By Wesley Yang Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 26th, 2019

Black Box: The Memoir That Sparked Japan's #Metoo Movement By Shiori Ito, Allison Markin Powell (Translator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177972
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Published: Feminist Press - July 13th, 2021

Tastes Like War: A Memoir By Grace M. Cho Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177941
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Published: Feminist Press - May 18th, 2021

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History (Classics of Asian American Literature) By Carlos Bulosan, Marilyn C. Alquizola (Introduction by), Lane Ryo Hirabayashi (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Carlos Bulosan, Marilyn C. Alquizola (Introduction by), Lane Ryo Hirabayashi (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780295993539
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Published: University of Washington Press - April 1st, 2014

Dim Sum for Everyone! By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780385754880
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 2014

The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) By Grace Lin Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Grace Lin Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

Starry River of the Sky By Grace Lin Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316125970
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2014

When the Sea Turned to Silver By Grace Lin Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316125949
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554998
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Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

Soul Lanterns By Shaw Kuzki Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780593174340
Published: Delacorte Press - March 16th, 2021

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Yolk By Mary H. K. Choi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534446007
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440074
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Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

I Dream of Popo By Livia Blackburne, Julia Kuo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Livia Blackburne, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250249319
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A Normal Pig By K-Fai Steele, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator) Cover Image
By K-Fai Steele, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748577
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up By Laura Atkins, Stan Yogi, Yutaka Houlette (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781597143684
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Published: Heyday Books - January 30th, 2017

Baseball Saved Us By Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781880000199
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 16th, 2018

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir By Malaka Gharib Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525575115
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 30th, 2019

The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
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Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

Sunday Funday in Koreatown (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) By Aram Kim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444472
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Published: Holiday House - March 16th, 2021

No Kimchi For Me! (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) By Aram Kim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823437627
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Published: Holiday House - September 5th, 2017

Let's Go to Taekwondo!: A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) By Aram Kim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823443604
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Published: Holiday House - April 6th, 2020

The Hanging on Union Square By H. T. Tsiang, Hua Hsu (Introduction by), Floyd Cheung (Editor), Floyd Cheung (Afterword by), Floyd Cheung (Notes by) Cover Image
By H. T. Tsiang, Hua Hsu (Introduction by), Floyd Cheung (Editor), Floyd Cheung (Afterword by), Floyd Cheung (Notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143134022
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 21st, 2019

The Committed By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802157065
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Published: Grove Press - March 2nd, 2021

America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal By Larry Ward Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781946764744
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Published: Parallax Press - September 15th, 2020

The Refugees By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127365
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Published: Grove Press - January 2nd, 2018

Here We Are: To Migrate To America... It's the Boldest Act of One's Life By Aarti Namdev Shahani Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204745
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Published: Celadon Books - October 6th, 2020

The Grave on the Wall By Brandon Shimoda Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867901
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Published: City Lights Books - July 30th, 2019

In Other Worlds: Essays In Cultural Politics (Routledge Classics) By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780415389563
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Published: Routledge - May 25th, 2006

Orientalism By Edward W. Said Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780394740676
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Published: Vintage - October 12th, 1979

Empire's Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper By Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781478014003
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Published: Duke University Press - February 26th, 2021

When the Emperor Was Divine By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385721813
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Published: Anchor - October 14th, 2003

$10.99
SKU: 9798583133338n
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