As promised, here is the listing of books recommended on this week’s show!:
The books featured on the show were:
- Lakas and the Manilatown Fish (and the sequel Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel) by Tony Robles
- Beautiful Eyes by Gayle Romasanta
And the other books mentioned on the show – either by Eastwind Books or by callers who called in – are:
- Cora Cooks Pancit | by Dorina Gillmore, illustrated by Kristi Valiant
- Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth | by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
- Emperor and the Kite | by Jane Yolen
- Sora and the Cloud | by Felicia Hoshino
- Oh Oh Baby Boy | by Janine Macbeth
- The Mountains of Tibet | by Mordicai Gerstein
- Kamishibai Man | by Allen Say
- A is for Activist | written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara
- The Five Chinese Brothers | by Claire Huchet Bishop
- The Year of the Horse (from Tales from the Chinese Zodiac) | by Oliver Chin
- And Another World is Possible Book Collective (who has a collection of books!)
We’re calling all book lovers and families to join us in exploring the history of Multicultural Children’s Literature, with an eye toward Asian/Pacific Islander Stories! In studio we have an exciting group of guests to talk about the power of culturally relevant narratives and positive portrayals of communities of color:
- Special readings by two award-winning children’s books: Tony Robles, Author of Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, and Gayle Romasanta, Author of Beautiful Eyes
- An interview with Kassie Pham and Kristine Aquino, staff at one of the oldest independent Bookstores in the nation focused on Asian and Asian American Literature – Eastwind Books in Berkeley. With the transformation of the publishing industry as a whole, are multicultural publishers on the decline?
- And we invite you, our listeners at home to call in with your recommendations for the best Asian and Pacific Islander children’s literature. Is there a book that you have read to your children, or a book that stands out to you in your own life that was read to you at an early age?
Here are links to more information:
- Eastwind Books
- Beautiful Eyes
- Lakas and the Manilatown Fish
- Cooperative Children’s Book Center
- Asian Pacific American Librarian Award Winners
Saturday, February 8th
Lunar New Year at OACC!
@ Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland Chinatown above the Asian Library
Featuring traditional dances, drumming, live music, and much much more.
You can visit oacc.cc for more info.
Sunday, February 9th
Eastwind Books is hosting Deng Ming Dao and a reading of his book “The Lunar Tao.”
3:00 – 5:00 pm
@ Eastwind Books in Berkeley (2066 University Ave in Berkeley)
Unlike any other book, “The Lunar Tao” gives readers a new way to explore Taoism and shows readers a way to include the tenets of Taoism into daily life.
The event will include qigong demonstrations.
More info online is at asiabookcenter.com