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  • Tags: CALA Best Book Award

Front Desk

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"Author Kelly Yang tells a story about the family of Chinese immigrants who has been struggling with every day’s life, from the view of a ten-year-old girl who takes over the front desk of a motel that her parents manage. With her parents, this…

The Shadow in the Moon

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"The author brings together several important Chinese cultural elements into this little children’s book: fairy tales, moon stories, shooting down the suns, moon cakes etc. The author did a good job by rendering them into a readable story." This book…

Hollywood Made in China

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"This book comes highly recommended in the academia for the study of film/media and Sino-US relations as well as for professionals in the media industry. It also examines the new collaborations of Sino-US media with insightful policy analysis,…

曹冲称象

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"This is a juvenile literature book of retelling of a traditional Chinese story to English-speaking kids and excellent illustration with accurate period details for costume, architecture, etc. Also a wonderful tie-in with STEM curriculum with…

一粟浮沉

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"It is valuable as a literature reading with proficient narrative skills. The good plot of story with well described historical background reflects the suffering of people during different historical periods and their humanities." This book has won…

The Good Immigrants: How Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

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"Conventionally, US immigration history has been understood through the lens of restriction and those who have been barred from getting in. In contrast, The Good Immigrants considers immigration from the perspective of Chinese elites-- intellectuals,…

Conviction

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”Kelly Loy Gilbert is a debut author of Chinese decent who has great instincts for strong characterization and relationships, unexpected plot twists, and high-stakes drama. Conviction is a strong debut that gets readers thinking about issues like…

Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui

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"It is the first children's trade book about the lost civilization of the ancient city of Sanxingdui and its epic discovery of the monumental bronzes in 1986. "Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui" is an important supplemental title on the…

The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited

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"In The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, Louisa Lim, formerly a correspondent in Beijing for NPR and the BBC, and currently teaching journalism at the University of Michigan, revisits the 1989 crackdown on the democracy movement in…