#61 – Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

On this episode, we discuss the Books and Boba October 2018 (also Filipino American History Month) book club pick, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas, a memoir of Vargas’ life as an undocumented American, from his childhood discovery of his status, to becoming an award winning journalist, to his current life as a high profile advocate for immigrant rights. To help us discuss this book, we invite Elaine Dolalas, one of the hosts of This Filipino American Life.

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The Books & Boba November 2018 pick is IQ by Joe Ide

This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

#60 -October 2018 Book News & Check-in

On this episode, we check in to chat about the recent book news including Asian American publishing announcements, award nominations, and end-of-year lists. Don’t forget to check back next week for the discussion episode of Books & Boba October 2018 pick, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas.

For additional thoughts and discussion on the monthly pick, visit the Books & Boba Goodreads group.

Also, our November 2018 Book Club pick is IQ by Jo Ide

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#52 – SDCC Authors Chat w/ Sarah Kuhn, CB Lee, & RF Kuang

Hey! It’s a bonus episode of Books & Boba, featuring an interview that Marvin conducted at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con with some of our favorite Asian American authors, CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), and RF Kuang (The Poppy War). We talk about what it’s like to be an author at SDCC, the joys of writing own-voices Asian characters, and how awesome the Asian American Lit community is.

This interview was originally posted on the KollabCast (Episode 173 – San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Part 1)

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The Books & Boba July 2018 pick is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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#51 – July 2018 Book News & Check-in

We check in to chat about the recent book news including Asian American publishing announcements and recent controversies in the book world. Reera shares her thoughts on the value of Libraries and why piracy is bad, and we also respond to some listener feedback from our goodreads forums (keem’em coming)!

Don’t forget, the Books & Boba May 2018 pick is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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Asian Authors at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con

2018 San Diego Comic-Con has begun! With a myriad of panels and autograph sessions, it’s easy to get lost. If you’re looking to meet some awesome Asian & Asian American writers at this year’s convention, then we got you covered.

Here is an ongoing list of panels and book signings featuring Asian & Asian American authors and illustrators. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list and we will be updating it as we learn about authors we’ve missed. Please check the official SDCC schedule for more details.

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