Let’s celebrate and deepen our understanding of the rich history and diverse cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The story of the poet’s family shines a light on the Hmong exile from Laos to the United States after the Vietnam War. Stark and haunting images of nature and spirits convey the loss and anguish felt by many refugees due to the war and its aftermath.
Stories from the comedian’s college study abroad experience in Vietnam, her struggles to break into the entertainment business, and her observations on love, family, food, and motherhood.
A novel that questions what it means to be Pakistani American and Muslim in a post-9/11 world. It blends autobiographical experiences about the author’s relationship with his immigrant father, political conflicts, and strife, wealth and debt, and love and loss.
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