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Book Display Honoring Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2010

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The observance was created in 1992 to honor and recognize the many contributions and achievements of Asians and Pacific Islanders instrumental to enriching the culture and prosperity of the United States. The month of May was chosen because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843. May also features the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Many of the workers on the railroad were Chinese immigrants. You can read the proclamation made by President Obama for the month here. In honor of this month, the library has set up a book display in the third floor. We are featuring a selection of fiction and nonfiction titles. The list of books with call numbers is featured below. All books are usually located in the library's General Collection (third floor) unless otherwise noted. Books placed in the display are available to be checked out. You just need to ask at the Circulation Desk so they can open the case for you. The display runs through the end of May.
  • Bateman, William B.,, eds., Praeger Handbook of Asian American Health: Taking Notice and Taking Action. RA448.5 .A83 P73 2009. Note that this is a two volume set.
  • Chin, Frank, Donald Duk: a Novel. PS3553 .H4897 D66 1991.
  • Chin, Frank, Gunga Din Highway: a Novel. PS3553 .H4897 G86 1994.
  • Huynh, Quang. South Wind Changing. E184.V53 H88 1994.
  • Jen, Gish, The Love Wife. PS3560 .E474 L685 2004.
  • Jen, Gish, Mona in the Promised Land. PS3560 .E474 M66 1997.
  • Jin, Ha, The Bridegroom: Stories. PS3560 .I6 Q54 2001.
  • Jin, Ha, The Crazed: a Novel. PS3560 .I6 C73 2002.
  • Jin, Ha, War Trash: a Novel. PS3560 .I6 W37 2005.
  • Keene, Donald, ed., Modern Japanese Literature: an Anthology. PL882 .K43 1956
  • Kim, Elaine H., Asian American Literature: an Introduction to the Writings and their Social Context. PS153 .A84 K55 1982.
  • Lim, Shirley, ed., Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits. PS153 .A84 T73 2006.
  • Mao, LuMing and Morris Young, eds., Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric. PE1405 .U6 R47 2008.
  • McEwen, Marylu K.,, eds., Working with Asian American College Students. LC2633.6 .W63 2002.
  • Min, Pyong Gap, Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues. E184.O6 M56 1995.
  • Museus, Samuel D., Conducting Research on Asian Americans in Higher Education. LC2633.6 .C654 2009.
  • O'Brien, Eileen, The Racial Middle: Latinos and Asian Americans Living Beyond the Racial Divide. E184 .S75 O275 2008.
  • Okihiro, Gary Y., Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture. E184 .O6 O38 1994 (this is currently listed as located in the new book shelf. It will eventually move to the third floor).
  • Okubo, Miné, Citizen 13660. D769.8.A6 O38 1983.
  • Root, Maria P.P., Filipino Americans: Transformation and Identity. E184.F4 F385 1997.
  • Takaki, Ronald T., Strangers from a Different Shore: a History of Asian Americans. E184 .O6 T35 1998.
  • Wang, Anyi, Lapse of Time. PL2919 .A58 L38 2005.
  • Wang, Anyi, Love in a Small Town. PL2919 .A58 H613 1988.
  • Yang, Gene Luen, American Born Chinese. PN 6727 .Y36 A54 2007. This graphic novel "alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture" (from publisher summary). The book is a Michael L. Printz award winner.
  • Young, Morris, Minor Re/visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship. PE1405 .U6 Y68 2004.
Published by root on 11 May

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