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!
For the final day of this month, the feature book is:
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh.
In an alternate/future world, there are no countries, only states, but even so, war breaks out as those in power try to remain in power, while rebels try to bring them down. Jaewon Lee, abandoned by his rebel father; is part of an elite military group – and he is assigned to Tera, a weapon/super soldier. As they work together, he sees her as a girl, a friend, and possibly something more. This complicates matters as rebel forces threaten life as they know it, and Jaewon must make a choice. I’m thrilled with the all-Asian cast.
I’d like to take a moment here to inform you that I will be on a panel at the NCTE Annual Convention with authors Axie Oh, Andrea Wang, and Veera Hiranandani, moderated by Dr. Jung Kim: Asian American Stories and Voices: Not All the Same on Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Thank you for spending the month of May with me. Next up, I’ll be sharing a list of Asian Pacific American books that are on my very tall TBR pile!