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Asian Americans and Asian Immigrants in America

Bookshop Santa Cruz stands with the Asian American community and against the xenophobia, racism, and violence that are pervasive in our country and entrenched in our history. Below are some of the books we recommend that center Asian voices and speak to the history of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants in America.

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

The Making of Asian America: A History Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781476739410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2016

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They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358331810
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Published: Mariner Books - May 5th, 2020

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Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358155
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 7th, 2020

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Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250074898
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Published: Picador - January 5th, 2016

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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

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I Hotel Cover Image
By Karen Tei Yamashita, Jessica Hagedorn (Introduction by), Karen Tei Yamashita (Preface by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781566895453
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 8th, 2019

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Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

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Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

Days of Distraction: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062951793
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Published: Ecco - February 16th, 2021

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

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The Bad Muslim Discount: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545259
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Published: Doubleday - February 2nd, 2021

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Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

Chinatown Dreams: The Life and Photographs of George Lee  Cover Image
By Geoffrey Dunn (Editor), Lisa Liu Grady (Contributor), Sandy Lydon (Contributor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780932319074
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Capitola Book Company - November 1st, 2002

Farewell to Manzanar Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328742117
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 11th, 2017

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

Watercress Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Displacement Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

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This Time Will Be Different Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062473455
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Published: HarperTeen - June 9th, 2020

The Downstairs Girl Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524740979
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Published: Penguin Books - March 2nd, 2021

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553509366
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

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A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017