#188 August 2022 Book News

On this episode, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our August 2022 mid-month check-in, including the big news that’s rocking the publishing industry right now.

New books and authors mentioned in our publishing news:

  • Worthy: The Brave and Capable Life of Joseph Pierce by Andrea Wang; illus by Youa Vang
  • The Art Spy: The Untold Story of World War II Resistance Spy Rose Valland by Michelle Young
  • Haru, Zombie Dog Hero by Ellen Oh
  • Family of Friends by Varsha Bajaj; illus by Ishaa Lobo
  • Temporary Bodies by Anuradha D. Rajurkar
  • Yasmeen Lari biography by Marzieh Abbas; illus by Hoda Hadadi
  • Grief in the Fourth Dimension by Jennifer Yu
  • The Runaway Dosa by Suma Subramaniam; illus by Parvati Pillai
  • Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen; illus by Robert Sae-Heng
  • The Carpet and Sour Cherries by Dezh Azaad; illus by Nan Cao
  • Call Me Adnan by Reem Faruqi
  • Play the Game by Amar Shah
  • Chickenpox by Remy Lai
  • In This Family by Shelly Anand; illus by Meenal Patel
  • When a Rhino Has to WAIT by Dazzle Ng; illus by Estrela Lourenço
  • And Break the Pretty Kings by Lena Jeong
  • Camp Scream by Sarah C. Yung; illus by Kelsey Eng and Laan Cham
  • Home in a Lunchbox by Cherry Mo
  • Michelle the First: How Action Hero Michelle Yeoh Danced, Acted, and Dreamed Her Own Path by Kristen Mai Giang; illus by Kuri Huang
  • Vanya and the Wild Hunt by Sangu Mandanna
  • Wings to Soar by Tina Athaide
  • Navya Sings for Navarathri by Lakshmi Thamizhmani; illus by Avani Dwivedi
  • A Name for Sister by Charlotte Cheng; illus by Sophie Diao

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This episode was sponsored by the Ma-Yi Theater Company:

From Ma-Yi Theater Company (The Chinese Lady, Teenage Dick) comes a generation-spanning new journey through the historical and fantastical. Mixing traditional Korean fables with the horrors of the Korean War, Daniel K. Isaac’s epic new play is a funny and deeply moving analog for the experiences of the Korean American diaspora. Isaac deftly moves his characters through time, tracing the legacies of trauma that are passed from one generation to the next, and the various coping mechanisms each one uses to soldier on.

Playing August 23 – September 18 at the  La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theater in New York City

Tickets on sale now at: http://ma-yitheatre.org/ – use promo code BOOKSANDBOBA for discounted tickets.

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The Books & Boba August 2022 pick is Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

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