Episode 231

#231 - July 2023 Book News

On our mid-month check in for July 2023, we review the latest Asian American book and publishing announcements, while catching up on a pretty terrible few weeks for the Asian American literature community (and the literature industry in general).

Upcoming books mentioned in our publishing news:

  • White Mulberry by Rosa Kwon Easton
  • Suka's Farm written by Ginger Park and Frances Park; illust by Tiffany Chen
  • Kai Po Che: Mini's Perfect Diamond written by Suhasini Gupta; illust by Devika Oza
  • Kill Her Twice by Stacey Lee
  • Untitled YA novel by Sahar Jahani
  • Cincinnati Lee and the Spear of Destiny by Heidi Heilig
  • Hana's Hajj written by Zainab Khan; illust by Anait Semirdzhyan
  • You Are Loved by Sujean Rim
  • Tiny Wonders and Nightsong by Sally Soweol Han
  • A Place in the World written by Rina Singh; illust by Christopher Pouler
  • Infinite Sky: The Story of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the Scientist Who Took Two Countries into Space by Celeste Pewter
  • Another Word for Neighbor written by Angela Pham Krans; illustrated by Thai Phuong
  • The Demon's Prince by Remy Lai; illust by Lauren Dimaya
  • Adoration by June Hur
  • Eliza, from Scratch by Sophia Lee
  • The Clock by Pam Fong
  • Embroidered by Farida Zaman
  • Pickling Time by Marzieh Abbas; illust by Darshika Verma

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The Books & Boba July 2023 pick is The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti

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A book club podcast for books by Asian Diaspora authors