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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 Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781476739410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016

Letters to Memory 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 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 Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

We Are Not Free 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)) 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 Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780807033531
Published: Beacon Press - October 18th, 2016

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

Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems 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) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679721888
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

Disciplined by Race: Theological Ethics and the Problem of Asian American Identity 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 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) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

Farewell to Manzanar 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 Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780299327804
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 20th, 2020

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Your House Will Pay: A Novel 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 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) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

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

Ornamentalism Cover Image
$31.95
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ISBN: 9780190604615
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 1st, 2019

A River of Stars: A Novel 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) 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) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Superman Smashes the Klan 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 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 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

Go Home! 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 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932955
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Published: Feminist Press - September 15th, 2020

Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679764021
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Published: Vintage - September 26th, 1995

Go Home! 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 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 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 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) 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 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781597144988
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Published: Heyday Books - March 10th, 2020

The Leavers (National Book Award Finalist): A Novel Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208042
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 24th, 2018

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

The Namesake: A Novel 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) 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 Cover Image
By Karen L. Ishizuka, Jeff Chang (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781781689981
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Published: Verso - January 16th, 2018

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays 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 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177972
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Published: Feminist Press - July 13th, 2021

Tastes Like War: A Memoir 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) 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! 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) 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 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 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 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316125949
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

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

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

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Yolk 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 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 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 Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A Normal Pig 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 Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781597143684
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Published: Heyday Books - January 30th, 2017

Baseball Saved Us 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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525575115
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 30th, 2019

The Name Jar 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) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444472
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Published: Holiday House - March 16th, 2021

No Kimchi For Me! (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780823437627
Published: Holiday House - September 5th, 2017

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

The Hanging on Union Square 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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802157065
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Published: Grove Press - March 2nd, 2021

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

The Refugees 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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204745
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Published: Celadon Books - October 6th, 2020

The Grave on the Wall 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) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780415389563
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Published: Routledge - May 25th, 2006

Orientalism Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780394740676
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Published: Vintage - October 12th, 1979

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

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

$10.99
SKU: 9798583133338n
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