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E.J. Koh's Books to Celebrate Asian American Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoir, Graphic Novel, and Poetry

Goodreads asked author E.J. Koh to share her recommended reading list with us. Koh is a poet, author, and translator. Her most recent publication is the memoir The Magical Language of Others, winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award, available now in the U.S.

From E.J. Koh: "My list of Asian American fiction, non-fiction, memoir, graphic novel, and poetry of 2020 is not complete but may serve as a guide to other works. Asian American literature is diverse and cannot be neatly contained under a single heading or a list, yet it is urgent to share, read, and hear works from those unshared, unread, unheard spaces of Asian American literature.

With the surge of anti-Asian racism in America amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I urge you to reach out to the authors of these books you might hold close at this time. Words, as I have come to love them, can travel the distance we cannot."

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message 1: by Cara (last edited Apr 13, 2021 08:35AM) (new)

Cara Thank you for compiling this list!

Is there a reason I cannot like this list (I'm on Chromebook Browser)? I want to save it for later.


message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Cara wrote: "Thank you for compiling this list!

Is there a reason I cannot like this list (I'm on Chromebook Browser)? I want to save it for later."


Hi Cara, I think the like function may have been disabled because this is a static list. But we encourage you to save it as a browser bookmark or click those Want to Read buttons! Thanks for letting us know you appreciate this list!


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message 6: by Hollay (new)

Hollay Ghadery Thanks for including Fuse on this list!


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I also recommend Kira-Kira; that's one of my favorite books


message 8: by Rehana (new)

Amin Rehana if i had your face thats one of my favorite book


message 9: by Roy (new)

Roy This is silly (I'm new to Goodreads), but I can't like/vote on this list. How can I save this to my shelf/lists?


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Daniel Oliver One Woman, Two Lives by Ajay Nair by Ajay Nair


message 11: by Konstantin (new)

Konstantin Weberg How can i put the novel "Journey into Disaster" on this list. A novel, which is set in the Philippines.

Amazon
Ebook ASIN: ‎ B09NDVVHZG
Paperback ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8763254334

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message 12: by Carly (new)

Carly If you're looking for an excellent non-fiction book by an Asian author, I'm a huge face of "Ace" by Angela Chen. It's a thoughtful look into the world of asexuality. I'm not ace myself, but it got me thinking about and understanding the relationships in my life.


message 13: by Sunlit_music (new)

Sunlit_music Thank you for this list! The books here look very interesting and well written. :)


message 14: by SYED (new)

SYED RAZA Excellent list of books. Worth reading and sharing.


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