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.
“Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery” By Anne R. Tan Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2014 At 27, graduate student Raina Sun is not having a good go at things. She’s struggling financially after a loan to her now ex-boyfriend — who also happens to be her college adviser — turns into more of […]
By Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends, 2016
Just when we thought the adventures of Cinder and her ragtag gang of Lunars, Earthlings, and nonhumans were finished, Marissa Meyer returns with a collection of six short stories from the Lunar Chronicles universe.
When she was 7 years old and living in Kolkata, India, Callie Hansen would have nightmares about fighting against evil demons. They were so realistic, she nearly lost her mind, so she and her family moved to Seattle. The nightmares stopped, but when she turned 17, they returned.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Why Not Me?” By Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype, 2015 If Mindy Kaling’s first book was about how she got her start in comedy, her latest book, “Why Not Me?” is about what she’s been up to since. In this collection of essays chronicling her adventures in show business and […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly One of my favorite things to do when the weather is cold is curl up under a blanket with a good mystery. The following are my January must-read picks: “Grave on Grand Avenue” By Naomi Hirahara Berkley, 2015 LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush is back and on the case […]