#104 – The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

A little late, but here is our discussion of the Books & Boba May 2020 book club pick, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston, our first attempt at reading an Asian American literary classic. We dive into this memoir that blends autobiographical storytelling with folklore and oral histories, and reflect upon our own experiences as second generation children of immigrants. 

#103 – #AsianBooksChallenge Week 4 Recap

We’re a little late, but on this episode, we recap our book recommendations for the last week of May’s #AsianBooksChallenge. Thanks to everyone who participated in our challenge and recommended books by Asian and Asian American authors!

Books & Boba recognizes that we are currently in a historic moment in American history. We know that Black lives matter and stand with the brave people fighting across the world for an end to systemic racism in our institutions as well as the death and inequality those systems cause. 

For a near-comprehensive list of resources on how you can support the fight, whether on the streets or from your home, click on this link (shoutout to Nico for putting it together)

#102 – May 2020 Book News

On this episode, we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our May 2020 mid-month check-in, as well as recap our book recommendations for week 3 of #AsianBooksChallenge

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#101 – Author Chat with Christina Soontornvat

On this episode we chat with author Christina Soontornvat about her latest middle grade novel A Wish in the Dark, a tale taking place in Thai-inspired fantasy world loosely inspired bt Les Miserables. We chat with Christina about her inspirations for writing the book as well as how she became a writer after a career as a science educator.

Follow Christina at @soontornvat and pick up A Wish in the Dark at your favorite bookseller!

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#100 – Asian Books Challenge 2020 – Week 1 Recap

It’s Asian American Heritage month 2020! Books and Boba is celebrating by launching our very own #AsianBooksChallenge! Each day of May, participants are encouraged to recommend a book written by an Asian author in a variety of categories. On this special episode of Books and Boba, Reera and Marvin recap their picks for week one.

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#99 – Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

On this episode we discuss our April 2020 book club pick Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow, a cozy mystery story about Mimi Lee, a pet groomer in LA who gets falsely accused of murder and tries to clear her name with the help of her trusty cat marshmallow (who can telepathically communicate with Mimi), all while trying to keep her meddling mother at bay while she tries to woo her hot lawyer neighbor.

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