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Celeste Ng to Publish “Little Fires Everywhere”: A Novel that Tackles Post-Racial Suburbia

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Little Fires Everywhere

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

“I mean, we’re lucky. No one sees race here,” said Lexie Richardson, a fair-haired suburbanite and fictional character from best-seller Celeste Ng’s newest work, Little Fires Everywhere.

Without knowing it, Lexie ironically speaks to the idea of a 1990s “post-racial suburbia”. Ng’s book aims to tackle that concept of … Read more

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Mar 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: New Asian American Stories for Middle School Readers

LA Times: New Asian American Stories for Middle School Readers

posted by Jason Fong
Thanhha Lai The world of children’s literature is becoming slightly more diverse with the addition of two new novels written by Asian Americans for middle schoolers this spring.

 

Only 112 books last year aimed at young adults include Asian American characters. However, authors Thanhha Lai  (Pictured) and Erin Entrada Kelly seek to change that with their
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Mar 6, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NBC: Asian American Student debuts Science Fiction Novel

NBC: Asian American Student debuts Science Fiction Novel

posted by Jason Fong
Dove ArisingColumbia University student Karen Bao’s science fiction novel Dove Arising was published by Penguin Random House in February 2015.

 

Bao’s story concerns a 15-year-old named Phaet Theta who joins a paramilitary force to save her family.  The story takes place 200 years in the future on the moon. As Bao continues to pursue her … Read more

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