Reading Recommendations

While this list is nowhere close to the extensive amount of titles that we typically have at our regular book drive, we hope that if you're looking for something to read that these titles might help you out. Thank you to everyone who send title recommendations and to our donors from past years! We're looking forward to when we meet in person and connect over these books.

Nonfiction Books

Blasian Invasion by Myra Washington

Chains of Babylon by Daryl Maeda

Hapa Girl by May-Lee Chai  

Hapa Tales and Other Lies by Sharon Chang  

It's Time to Talk (and Listen): How to Have Constructive Conversations About Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability & Gender in a Polarized World by Anatasia Kim and Alicia del Prado

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

Yellow by Frank Wu

Fiction Books

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler 

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Children's Books 

"Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family by Bedford Palmer  

Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home by Youme Landowne

Pan de Sal Saves the Day by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

Young, Proud, and Sung-jee by Joyce Y. Lee and Emily Ku

Cookbooks and Books on Food

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader by Robert Ji-Song Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, and Anita Mannur

Indian(-ish) by Priya Krishna with Ritu Krishna


Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives by Tewari and Alvarez

Cases in Multicultural Clinical Supervision: Models, Lenses, and Applications by Theodore R. Burnes and Jeanne E. Manese

Culturally Adaptive Counseling Skills by Gallardo Trimble and Yeh Parham

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwal Smith  

Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology by Robert Guthrie

Multiracial Cultural Attunement by Kelly Jackson and Gina Samuels

Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Postracial World by Sharon Chang

Red & Yellow, Black & Brown: Decentering Whiteness in Mixed Race Studies by Rudy Guevarra

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