Books Archive

  • Ying Lee

    Author Book Talk: Ying Lee with Judith Scherr

    Just published, Ying Lee’s oral history, Ying Lee, From Shanghai to Berkeley, The story of an extraordinary woman facing war, waging peace, fighting disillusionment and inspiring action, is now available to the public. Both Lee and the books editor Judith Scherr will be at a […]

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  • Lao in SF

    New Book Highlights Laotians in the SF Bay Area

    Throughout the 19th and up to the mid-20th centuries, immigrants from China, Japan, Korea, India, and the Philippines came to America through San Francisco. The end of the decades-long Vietnam War changed the modern Asian American demographics of the city, this time with refugees coming […]

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  • Candy Chan and May Lam book

    Chinese Speakers: Get Your Slang On!

    Cupertino, Calif. — Selected by Apple’s iBookstore as one of its New & Noteworthy featured items in the education category, See it!  Hear it! Say it! American Slang for Chinese Speakers was written by Candy Chan and May Lam to help people master English and […]

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  • Sampaguita

    Sampaguita Roots Now Available for Sale

    Sampaguita Roots is the story of Cheryl Socorro – a Filipina American who harbors no connection to her family’s origins in the Philippines. After her mother’s death, she travels back to the motherland in fulfillment of her mother’s dying wish for Cheryl to find her father. […]

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    Meet the Fat Rabbit Farm Creators

    Meet Jason Ponggasam and Patty Variboa, the the creator and designers of the fluffy and lovable Fat Rabbit Farm this Saturday, August 4 at Amiko Boutique in San Francisco’s Japantown. Inspired by two fat bunnies, Babee and Blanket, they continue to share the adventures and stories […]

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  • Sampaguita

    Filipina American Writer releasing first novel, Sampaguita Roots, raising funds on Kickstarter

    Filipina Victoria Conlu, a 23-year-old  Daly City native, has been writing since she could clumsily form letters with chubby little hands. Growing up in a Tagalog-speaking home, she easily came to identify herself as a proud Filipino American. Her first novel, Sampaguita Roots (named for sampaguita, the national […]

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  • Author Ruben Nepales speaks to the crowd during his S.F. launch of My Filipino Connection : the Philippines in Hollywood

    San Francisco Book Launch of My Filipino Connection – The Philippines in Hollywood

    An entertaining evening of stories and stories behind stories of proud achievements and the “Filipino connection” describes the San Francisco book Launch of the book  My Filipino Connection : the Philippines in Hollywood  by columnist/ writer Ruben Nepales  held on June 30 at the Social Hall […]

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  • Eugene Gloria

    Fil-Am Poet Eugene Gloria Book Signing in San Jose

    Penguin Books recently released Filipino poet Eugene Gloria’s  new collection of poems, My Favorite Warlord, and he will be signing copies on Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the Westgate Mall in San Jose from 11:30 am to 3:00 […]

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  • itsybitsystories

    Free Chance to Learn Chinese Through Ancient Tales

    Oakland, CA – In honor of this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, ItsyBitsyStories is announcing the availability of a free download during the entire month of June. The Dragon Boat Festival (June 23, 2012),  also known as DuanWu Festival  commemorates the patriotic poet QuYuan (340 BCE – 278 BCE),  marks […]

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  • Nellie Wong

    Book Party for Nellie Wong’s Banquet of Poems

    Radical Women celebrates the publication of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner , the fourth book of poetry by Asian American feminist Nellie Wong, whose life fuses art and revolution. The Bay Area writer’s works have been presented in China, Cuba and throughout the U.S. The event […]

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