ABC Asian Books Challenge 2021

Happy Asian Heritage Month! Based on popular demand, we are hosting another Asian Books Challenge this year. ⁣For 2021, we are asking folks to share a book by an Asian or Asian diasporan author for every letter of the English alphabet. You can alphabetize by title and/or authors and fill out the board in whichever order you like.

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#132 – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

On this episode, we discuss our March 2021 book club pick, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, an Asian inspired fantasy/action/romance taking about Lei, an independent girl whos been taken from her family to serve as a “Paper Girl” in the Chinese-inspired imperial court of the demon bull king.  We chat about the books themes of oppression and objectification of women, as well as Lei’s romance with fellow Paper Girl Wren.

Trigger Warning: Discussion of psychlogical and sexual abuse

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#131 – March 2021 Book News

We check in on the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our March 2021 mid-month check-in! 

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The Asian American community is going through a time of collective grief following a year of rising racial tensions and fear, punctuated by this week’s tragic murders in Atlanta. To our listeners who are looking for ways to take more direct action, either to spread the word, protect our community, or support the victims, here are some resources for you:

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