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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

"Accepting those ups and downs, choosing to take on difficult jobs - that's what life is about. That was the conclusion I came to." --Kikuko Tsumura, There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us with this incredible range of well-written and beautiful books! 

Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal 

Three Filipina women, all working as domestic workers in Singapore, find their day-to-day lives as maids, cleaners, and caregivers forever changed with one news story: a fellow maid arrested for murdering her female employer. The three don't know the accused, but she, a fellow Filipina, could have been any one of them. With years of personal experiences--first hand and second--of workers accused of crimes they didn't commit, the three women band together to find the truth.

Oh My Mother!: A Memoir in Nine Adventures by Connie Wang  

An adventure with a mother-daughter duo take this insightful and hilarious memoir around the world through self-discovery and family reckoning. 

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun 

Eighteen-year-old Kim Hae-on is murdered--but her murder is during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and with no evidence toward either of the two suspects, the case goes cold. For seventeen years. Da-on, Hae-on's younger sister, sets out to find the truth of what happened all those years ago. 

There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura 

A young woman looking for a new job has a few simple requirements: she wants a job close to her home, and wants it to require no reading, writing, and, preferably no thinking as well. This request leads her down a trail of interesting jobs.


A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat  

This beautiful fantasy follows a young girl determined to find a boy on the run. Pong, having just escaped the only life he's ever known in the dark of the Namwon Prison where he was born, is thrust into a world of light and the divide of the wealthy and the poor in a large city. Nok, daughter of the prison warden, is determined to find Pok and lock him back up where he belongs--but the city is filled with light, light that will open the eyes of anyone who looks hard enough.

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