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Tales from the Chinese Zodiac |
Asian American Studies
Asian American stories
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Tales from the Chinese ZodiacAuthor: Oliver Chin
Illustrators: Jeremiah Alcorn, Justin Roth, Jennifer Wood, Alina Chau, Kenji Ono
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages, 9.5 x 10, Click here to learn more
Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles
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Ying Chang Compestine
Asian American Studies / Literature / Film
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"Finding a female Asian heroine in a children's book is a pleasant surprise…Parents struggling to instill values in their children will appreciate the persevering young heroine who forgets external rewards while focusing on internal goals. The illustrations, reminiscent of 'The Incredibles' animated film, are bright and crisp. Take a look at this book. You might even see yourself in Julie."
- Nichibei Times
"a lovely story about a young Asian American girl who is learning about the challenges of Kung Fu…This story emphasizes the importance of working hard and not giving up when striving to reach your goals. I liked how the author shows a girl gaining self-confidence while learning self-defense. I also love the beautiful illustrations by Charlene Chua, which bring the story to life."
- Asian Mommy
RECOMMENDED READING: By the way, if you'd like to know more about Chinese and Chinese New Year customs, we recommend Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.
- Ben Fong-Torres
"These books are a great gift idea for friends and family"
- National Association of Asian American Professionals
"Built around the themes of love, death, family, and of course robots, Korean director Greg Pak's Robot Stories beautifully styles four tales. Through narratives both hilarious and touching, humans are forced to interact with robots in a way that eerily reflects the growing influence technology has on our lives... Each story is stunningly executed and moving in its own right."
- San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Like the best artists of his generation, however, [Greg Pak] does not feel compelled to agonize over the old issues of identity, assimilation, racism, or inter-generational conflict. His work takes as a given that Asians are part of the American fabric, that we have been changed by mainstream culture, and in turn transformed it as well."
- David Henry Hwang, from Robot Stories foreword
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