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How Asian Should I Be

Sylvia Chong (University of Virginia)

This year’s annual summer reading show explores the broad, diverse, and wonderful world of Asian American and Pacific Islander writers. We hear recommendations from Sylvia Chong.

14 mins

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival

Juanita Giles (Virginia Children’s Book Festival) and Wendy Shang

Along with Juanita Giles, author Wendy Shang discusses her new children’s picture book, The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round.

14 mins

The Filipino American Dream?

Alex Purugganan (Northern Virginia Community College)

Alex Purugganan shares his favorite memoirs from Filipino American authors.

9 mins

San Francisco’s Chinatown

Spencer Tricker (Longwood University)

Spencer Tricker compares two Chinese immigrant writers who take on San Francisco’s Chinatown, but nearly 100 years apart.

7 mins

Maps for Migrants and Ghosts

Luisa A. Igloria (Old Dominion University)

Luisa A. Igloria shares a graphic novel, a children’s book, and a collection of nature essays. Her own most recent collection of poems is Maps for Migrants and Ghosts.

8 mins

AAPI Reading List

This episode is filled with incredible recommendations for books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander writers. Check out the full list including links to purchase the books mentioned in the show.

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