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Understanding Difference

Suggested resources to help you see the world from perspectives different from your own and "bring... you into conversation with people different from those with whom you normally associate.”

The Asian American Experience

Books, Essays, and Poems:

  • Ashgar, Fatimah, If They Come for Us: Poems, Call Number: PS3601 .S48 A6 2018.  
  • Choau, Rosalind and Feagin, Joe S., The Myth of the Model Minority, Asian Americans Facing Racism, Online.
  • Chung, Nicole, All You Can Ever Know, Call Number: HV874.82.C457 A3 2018.
  • Daniels, Roger, Guarding the Golden Door, American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882, Call Number: JV6483.D36 2004.
  • Der Vang, Mai, Afterland: Poems, Call Number: PS3622 .A64 A6 2017.  
  • Hong, Cathy Park, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Online.
  • Hsu, Madeline, The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority, Online.
    • Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction, Online.
  • Hune, Shirley and Nomura, Gail M., Our Voices, Our Histories: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women, Call Number:  E184 .A75 H895 2020.  
  • Jen, Gish, Thank You Mr. Nixon: Stories, Call Number: PS3560.E474 T47 2022.
  • Nazli Kibria, Becoming Asian American, Second Generation Chinese and Korean American Identities, Online.
  • Kingston, Maxine Kingston, China Men, Call Number: E184.C5 K5 1989.
  • Lee, Erica, The Making of Asian America: A History, Online.
  • Lowe, Lisa, Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Politics, Online.
  • Ngai, Mae, The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America, Call Number: F869.S39 C555 2010
  • Otsuka, Julie, When the Emperor Was Divine: A Novel, Call Number: PS3615.T88 W48 2002
  • Tchen, John Kao Wei, and Yeats, Dylan, Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear Call Number: E184.A75 Y45 2014
  • Talusan, Grace, The Body Papers: A Memoir, Call Number: RC560.S44 T35 2019
  • Vuong, Ocean, Time is a Mother, Call Number: PS3622.U96 T56 2022
  •  Yamashita, Karen Tei, I Hotel, Call Number: PS3575.A44 I19 2010
  • Yang, Gene Luen, American Born ChineseCall Number: PZ7.K678337 Am 2006
  • Yu, Charles, Interior Chinatown, Call Number: PS3625.U15 I58 2020
  • Zuaner, Michelle, Crying in H-Mart, Call Number: ML420 .Z3913 A3 2021

Music, Movies, and Other Media

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