Episode 271

#271 - May 2024 Book News

On our mid-month check in for May 2024, we recap the latest Asian American publishing announcements, as well as catch up on some book awards news and hot topics on Booktok. We also share some of the live audio that we captured from attendees at the 2024 Long Beach Festival of AAPI Books!

Upcoming books mentioned in our publishing news:

  • Immortal the Blood by Molly X. Chang
  • Maggie and the Story Shadows by Annabelle Oh
  • Big Jobs for Little Babies Series by Katrina Moore; illust. by Benson Shum
  • Ex Marks the Spot by Gloria Chao
  • Hairy Man Suit by Haleh Massey
  • Gwei, the Hungry Ghost by Emeline Lee; illust. by Basia Tran
  • In the Country I Love by Alaa Al-Barkawi
  • Ai & Aiko and the Little Curve by Peter Draw
  • Binna's Dalgona by Sojung Kim-McCarthy
  •  As Long as You Loathe Me by Swati Hegde
  • The Vastness of Us written by Terisa Siagatonu; illust. by Lucyola Langi
  • Sparkles for Sunny: A Lunar New Year Story by Sylvia Chen; illust. by Thai My Phuong
  • Ramadan on Rahma Road: Celebrating Food, Family, and Friendship by Razeena Omar Gutta & Faaiza Osman; illust. by Atieh Sohrabi

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