For the month of May, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I’m sharing some of my favorite reads by/about Asians/Asian Americans. Side note: I am going to try not to repeat books I mentioned already in my #kidlitwomen posts, so for more on Asian American books I loved, make sure to peek at that list, too!
Today’s featured book is:
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo.
16yo Clara Shin is not your stereotypical model minority Asian American. She gets into trouble at school, plays pranks, and takes very little seriously. But when a junior prom prank goes wrong, Clara sees her way-chill young dad act parental for the very first time, and now she’s being punished by working his food truck all summer to pay for the school damages. Not only that, but her nemesis, goody-good Rose Carver is working with her. On the plus side, there’s that really hot but earnestly nice Asian guy….! A story about learning to open your heart and trust love.
Can I say how much I LOVE seeing Asians on book covers? Love it so much!