Episode 235

#235 - August 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:

  • Piper Chen Sings by Phillipa Soo & Maris Pasquale Doran; illust by Qin Leng
  • Mabel and the Museum by Dana Wulfekotte
  • A Roof! by Stephanie Ellen Sy; illust by Daniel Tingcungco
  • A Pair of Little Red Mittens by Kirin Hayashi, illust by Chiaki Okada; translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa
  • The Beat of the Dragon Boat by Christina Matula; illust by Nicole Wong
  • The Door Is Open edited by Hena Khan
  • The Little Cloud by Pam Fong
  • Grace Lee Boggs's Gardens of Hope by Songju Ma Daemicke; illust by Li Lin
  • The Lost Souls of Benzaiten by Kelly Murashige
  • Ritu in the Sun by Moniza Hossain
  • Unbreakable: A Japanese American Family in an American Incarceration Camp by Jolene Gutiérrez & Minoru Tonai; illust by Chris Sasaki

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