By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Elementary: Blood and Ink By Adam Christopher Titan Books, 2016 Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson are back in this second installment of Adam Christopher’s novelization of CBS’s TV series “Elementary.” This time, they are investigating the death of a CFO of a secretive hedge fund who had been stabbed […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Keiko’s Journey By Kay Hirai Chin Music Press, 2015 Kay Hirai was still a young child when World War II broke out in Japan. Her mother, an American citizen, had traveled back to Japan to care for her aging uncle, but they became trapped and struggled under the harsh […]
When she was 13, Yeonmi Park and her mother were smuggled across the Yalu River from their North Korean border village to China.
Christmas may be over but the gift of books and reading (at least, in my opinion) is forever.
For her entire school career, Jasmine de los Santos has worked hard to get good grades with the hopes of getting scholarships to help pay for college.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Boxers” By Gene Luen Yang First Second, 2013 It’s 1898, and foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the Chinese countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao, a young man living with his father and two brothers, has had enough and decides to do something about it. He joins — […]
The Koh-i-Noor diamond has been a centuries-long point of contention between the United Kingdom and its former colony of India.
Evie Tanaka has one of the most difficult jobs in San Francisco.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Quackers Written and illustrated by Liz Wong Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2016 Meet Quackers. Quackers is a duck. He may have paws and whiskers instead of a bill and feathers. And he may not enjoy typical duck activities such as going in the water and eating duckweed. But […]
For six years, Wen has lived in an orphanage in rural China. She was left at the gate when she was only 5 and in all those years, the only person she considers family is her best friend, Shu Ling, the girl who befriended her the day she arrived.