Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Crayons

Hosted by Susan At Color Online.

"Remember when you were a kid and getting new crayons was a big deal? Getting new books holds the same kind of magic for some of us big kids. Every week on Sunday, I post what's new in our box. I hope you'll share what you picked up from the library, store, or in the mail too."

Won:

The Asian Five at Nely's blog All About {n}, compliments of Hachette Books.

1.Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee (Korean American)

A novel that "Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in oceans...an insight into the secret world of Korean America" -Observer (UK)

2.Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee (Korean American)

Memoir of a Korean girl, abandoned as a child and adopted by Americans who experienced displacement and the need to search for home.

3.The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer Lee (Chinese)

Non fiction, a fascinating history of Chinese food and the social and political implications for those who partake.

4.Transparency by Frances Hwang (Chinese American)

Short stories about immigrant experience, two of which were chosen by Joyce Carol OAtes and Francine Prose to appear in best new American Voices.

5.Strangers from a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki (Japanese American)

Non fiction, "Takai effortlessly weaves the stories of thousands of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, Vietnameses, Cambodian, and Laotian Amercians into a single tale of discovery, endurance and courage."-San Francisco Chronicle

Thank you Nely and Hachette Books!

Which books that celebrate racial diversity and multiculturalism came your way this week?
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Last week's New Crayons.

4 comments:

  1. I'm currently reading The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos which takes place in Venezuela.

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  2. Thanks for participating. I'm waiting on my Asian collection win. I'm adding your link to our post at Color Online. Happy reading.

    Here's ours

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  3. I read many racial diverse books. Right now I am reading The Painter of Shanghai. Does that count?

    Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/whereabouts

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  4. Lucky! :) :)
    hmm... I am about to start reading "Half of a Yellow Sun" :) :)

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