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Asian Americans: Asian American Resources for Teens
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Title: Ask Me No Questions
Author: Budhos, Marina Tamar
ISBN: 1416903518
Call Number: Teen Fiction
Notes: After the September 11 terrorist attacks, fourteen-year-old Nadira and her family, who are in the United States illegally, attempt to flee to Canada for asylum, but when things go badly at the border, it is up to Nadira to save the family.

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Title: The Namesake
Author: Lahiri, Jhumpa
ISBN: 0618485228
Notes: This novel, which was made into a feature film in 2007, follows an Indian couple from their traditional life in Calcutta through their arrival in 1960s Massachusetts, and the coming-of-age of their son Gogol.

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Title: A Step From Heaven
Author: Na, An
Publisher: Front Street (2001)
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 1886910588
Call Number: Teen Fictiom
Notes: Four years after leaving Korea, Young Ju and her family are still struggling to adjust to their new life in America.

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Title: Yell-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American
Author: Nam, Victoria
ISBN: 0060959444
Call Number: 305.235 Y38G
Notes: In this collection of essays by young Asian American women, issues such as identity, family, and culture are addressed.

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Title: An Ocean Apart, A World Away
Author: Namioka, Lensey
ISBN: 0385730020
Call Number: Teen Fiction
Notes: In order to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor, Yanyan leaves China to attend Cornell University in the 1920s, where she faces prejudice and loneliness as well as friendship.

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Title: Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story
Author: Shea, Pegi Deitz
Publisher: Clarion Books (2003)
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 0618247483
Call Number: Teen Fiction
Notes: After ten years in a refugee camp in Thailand, thirteen-year-old Mai Yang joins her family in Providence, Rhode Island where her cousins introduce her to American ways and she must learn to reconcile the old with the new.

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Title: The Joy Luck Club
Author: Tan, Amy
ISBN: 0399134204
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: Several Chinese-American women tell the stories of their lives in this novel that explores the meaning of friendship, family, and heritage.

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Title: Farewell to Manzanar
Author: Wakatsuki, Jeanne
ISBN: 0553272586
Call Number: 940.5317 H818f
Notes: The author describes her family's experiences in a Japanese internment camp in 1942.