Chinese/Chinese American

Once Upon a Book

by Grace Lin

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Lunar New Year, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multiracial Identity

Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak

by Emily Hearn

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Our Stories Carried Us Here

by Full List in Materials

Age 12 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Cultural, Engagement Tool: Video, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Immigrant: Undocumented

Parachutes

by Kelly Yang

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Immigrant: Education

Pedro (Series)

by Fran Manushkin

Age 05 or older

Themes: Animals, Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Sports, STEM, The Arts

Pedro in Spanish (Series)

by Fran Manushkin

Age 05 or older

Themes: Animals, Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Non-English Book: Spanish, Sports, STEM, The Arts

Picture Us in the Light

by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, LGBTQIA+, The Arts

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma

by Joanna Ho

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Immigrant: Education, The Arts, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Rainbow Shopping

by Qing Zhuang

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Room to Dream (Front Desk Series #3)

by Kelly Yang

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Ruby Lost and Found

by Christina Li

Age 08 or older

Themes: Activism, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Ruby’s Chinese New Year

by Vickie Lee

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Lunar New Year, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Same Sun Here

by Neela Vaswani

Age 09 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Immigrant: Economic, Religious Background: Hindu, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Say My Name

by Joanna Ho

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Scroll

by Hui Li

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Searching for Sylvie Lee

by Jean Kwok

Age 15 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 1st

Shu Lin’s Grandpa

by Matt Goodfellow

Age 4 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, The Arts, Welcoming by School

Stargazing

by Jen Wang

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity

Super Boba Café

by Nidhi Chanani

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Graphic Novel, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Ten Blocks to the Big Wok: A Chinatown Counting Book

by Ying-Hwa Hu

Age 03 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Mandarin/English, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Extended, Generation: 1st, Multilingual: Mandarin/English, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Grace Lin

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The ABCs of Asian American History

by Renee Macalino Rutledge

Age 05 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate

The Boy You Always Wanted

by Michelle Quach

Age 13 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Genre: Romance, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Cartographers

by Amy Zhang

Age 14 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Diverse Abilities: Neurological, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM, Trauma & Healing, Welcoming by Individual

The Many Masks of Andy Zhou

by Jack Cheng

Age 10 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, Mental Health, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

The Many Meanings of Meilan

by Andrea Wang

Age 09 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

The Night Bus Hero

by Onjali Q. Raúf

Age 10 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship

The Not-So-Perfect Plan (A Holly-Mei Book, #2)

by Christina Matula

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei

by Christina Matula

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Canadian Connection, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Secret Battle of Evan Pao

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Age 08 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Silence That Binds Us

by Joanna Ho

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Coming of Age, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Diverse Abilities: Neurological, Family Relationship: Extended, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Mental Health, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

by Wai Chim

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Own Voices/Lived Experience