#47 – June 2018 Book News & Check-in

It’s the middle of June and we have your latest book news in our mid month check in. Also our new website has LAUNCHED so please check it out at booksandboba.com!

Don’t forget, the Books & Boba May 2018 pick is Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee

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#46 – The Leavers by Lisa Ko

On this episode, we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for May 2018, The Leavers by Lisa Ko, a story of a Chinese-American boy dealing with his adoption by well-meaning white parents after his mother’s deportation. We discuss the parallels between the dual narratives as well as what the title “The Leavers” really means. To help us with the adoptee perspective, we invite book club member and contributor Lily Rugo, who herself is a Chinese adoptee.

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The Books & Boba May2018 pick is Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

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#45 – May 2018 Mid Month Check-In

 

Hope everyone’s having a great Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We’re back for a mid-month news check in, going over the recent new releases and publishing news in Asian American literatute, as well as some analysis on recent happenings in Asian American literature twitter.

Don’t forget, the Books & Boba May 2018 pick is The Leavers by Lisa Ko.

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#44 – One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

It’s time to discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for April 2018, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul, a collection of personal essays about the author’s life from childhood to adulthood and the struggles she faced as a second generation immigrant in Canada. Her stories range from seven-day Indian weddings, disastrous shopping trips, to dealing with internet trolls and would-be rapists.

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The Books & Boba May2018 pick is The Leavers by Lisa Ko

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#42 – What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

In this episode, we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for March 2018, What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera, a story about a girl from Sri Lanka, and the tragic series of traumas that shape her life. It’s a story about the pressures of growing up female in a culture steeped in misogyny, coming of age as an immigrant in a new country, and the tension of never feeling good enough. For additional thoughts and discussion on the monthly pick, visit the Books & Boba Goodreads forums.

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The Books & Boba April 2018 pick is One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

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#40 – Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

In this episode, we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for February 2018, *Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too * by Jomny Sun, An intrspective picture book about a cute alien’s journey to find out what it means to be “human.” Our hosts recap their favorite characters and storylines, as well as their thoughts on the book’s approach to imposter syndrome, artistic endeavors, and what gives life meaning.

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The Books & Boba March 2018 pick is What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

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#38 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

It’s time to discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for January 2018, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, An epic story of a family of Korean immigrants in Japan spanning four generations. Our hosts do their best to discuss the many themes presented in this story, including family, identity, expectations, survival, and how they relate to our own experiences as children of immigrants.

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The Books & Boba February 2018 pick is Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

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