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Bad Ass Asians

Aug 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown -A Fantasy Novel Blend of Jane Austen, Magic, POC, Feminism, & Malaysian Culture

Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown -A Fantasy Novel Blend of Jane Austen, Magic, POC, Feminism, & Malaysian Culture

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

When I read Zen Cho’s work Sorcerer to the Crown, I expected a fun fantasy romp with a Victorian style of writing. The characters engaged in periodic intrigue, matchmaking, and magical hi-jinks.

I didn’t expect a lovable Malaysian female mentor,(move aside, Merlin), a half-Indian/badass female lead, a POC sorcerer … Read more

Blogs

#WeNeedDiverseBooks – Asian Representation Needed Between the Pages of a Book

posted by Sophia Whittemore


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Let me discuss a little movement that can help any Asian authors on the lookout for one day publishing their work.
 
Let me break this down really quickly. Top YA book series are facing the same problems that Hollywood movies are. Mainly, the issue is that people … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Authors Calling for Diversity in Children’s literature

Asian American Authors Calling for Diversity in Children’s literature

posted by Randall

Asian American children's literatureBy Ernabel Demillo

Award-winning children’s author Grace Lin, remembers the early days of her book tours around the country.

“I do a lot of school visits, and early in my career I would go to these schools in Wisconsin or Texas, and they’d be like, ‘Oh, you speak English so well,’” she said.

“They didn’t … Read more

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