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Identities: Contemporary Narratives of Post-Immigration Experience in America
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Cheung, King-Kok. Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. Z1229.A75 C47 1988

Kim, Elaine H. Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and their Social Context. PS153.A84 K55 1982

Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina L. Knapp. PN452 .M85 2002

Multicultural Writers Since 1945: An A-to-Z Guide, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina L. Knapp. PN452 .M88 2004

New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage, edited by Alpana Sharma Knippling. PS153.M56 N475 1996 – Reference – Second Floor

Simone, Roberta. The Immigrant Experience in American Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography. Z1231.F4 S56 1995x – Reference - Second Floor

Essays, Memoirs and Interviews

Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women, edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah. E184 .A1 B288 2000

Budhos, Marina Tamar. Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers. JV6600 .B83 1999. Teen Room

Chang, Leslie. Beyond the Narrow Gate: The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to Middle America . E184.C5 C445 1999

Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora: Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry, edited by Sharon K. Hom. DS732 .C558 1999

Chow, Claire S. Leaving Deep Water: The Lives of Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures. E184 .O6 C49 1998

Kopelnitsky, Raimonda. No Words to Say Goodbye: a Young Jewish Woman's Journey from the Soviet Union into America --The Extraordinary Diaries of Raimonda Kopelnitsky . DS135.R95 K6445 1994 Teen Room

Lim, Shirley. Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian American Memoir of Homelands. American Book Award Winner. PS 3562 .I459 Z463 1996

Liu, Eric. An Accidental Asian: Notes of an American Banana. Essays on cultural assimilation and identity. E184.C5 L62 1998

Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation, edited by Eric Liu. HQ 799 .7 .N39 1994

Teenage Refugees from Eastern Europe Speak Out, edited by Carl Rollyson. E184.E17 R65 1997 Teen Room

A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian Americans, edited by Persis M. Karim and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami. PS508 .I69 W67 1999

Literary Criticism

Asian-American Writers, edited by Harold Bloom. Critical essays on authors and national literature. PS153 .A84 A84 1999

Asian-American Women Writers, edited by Harold Bloom. Short biographical sketches and critical excerpts. PS153 .A84 A83 1997 Reference

An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature, edited by King-Kok Cheung. Critical essays and an excellent bibliography. PS153 .A84 I58 1997X

Cowart, David. Trailing Clouds: Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America. PS374 .I48C69 2006

Kain, Geoffrey. Ideas of Home: Literature of Asian Migration. PS153.A84 I34 1997

The Literature of Emigration and Exile , edited by James Whitlark and Wendell Aycock. PN56.5.E96 L58 1992

Drama, Fiction, Poetry and Short Stories
Location : Alphabetically arranged by the last name of the author or the first words of the short story anthology, novels and short stories are found on the first floor. An example of a call number: Fiction: Alvarez, J

Abu-Jaber, Diana. Arabian Jazz. 1993

Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. 1992

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. The Tortilla Curtain. 1995

Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction , edited by Jessica Hagedorn. 1993. Call Number: Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan is Dead 2: At Home in the World: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction , edited by Jessica Hagedorn. 2004. Call Number: Charlie Chan

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street . 1985.

Danticat, Edwidge. Breath, Eyes, Memory. 1994. Haitian-American experience.

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Arranged Marriage: Stories. 1996

Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban.

Gardner, Mary. Boat People. 1995.

Growing Up Ethnic in America: Contemporary Fiction about Learning to be American , edited by Maria M. Gillan and Jennifer Gillan. 1999. Call Number: Growing Up

Hagedorn, Jessica. The Gangster of Love.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Empress of the Splendid Season. 1999

Home to Stay: Asian American Women’s Fiction , edited by Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac. 1990. Call Number: Home to Stay. Fiction relating the experiences of Japanese, South Asian, Chinese, Indian women, as well as "non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience."

Jen, Gish. Typical American. 1991.

Jen, Gish. Who's Irish. 1999.

Kincaid , Jamaica . Lucy. 1990. (West Indian-American)

Kingston , Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. 1976.

Kodohata, Cynthia. The Floating World. 1989 (Japanese-American)

Koenig, Joseph. Little Odessa . 1988.

Kori: The Beacon Anthology of Korean American Fiction , edited by Heinz Insu Fenkl and Walter K. Lew. 2001. Call Number: Kori

Lahari, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies. 1999.

Law-Yone, Wendy. The Coffin Tree. 1983. (Burmese-American)

Lee, Chang-rae. A Gesture Life. 1999.

Lee, Chang-rae. Native Speaker. 1995

Mukherjee, Bharati. Jasmine. 1989.

Narayan, Kirin . Love, Stars, and All That. 1995.

Ng, Mei. Eating Chinese Food Naked. 1998.

Nuñez, Sigrid. A Feather on the Breath of God. 1995.

Obejas, Achy. We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? 1994. Short stories about Cuban lesbian immigrants.

Our Feet Walk the Sky: Women of the South Asian Diaspora , edited by The Women of South Asian Descent Collective. Stories, poems, and essays. PS153 .A84 O97 1993

Paredes, Américo. George Washington Gómez. 1993. Texan Mexican.

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. 1989.

Tan, Amy. The Kitchen God's Wife. 1991.

Unbroken Threads: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women , edited by Roberta Uno. PS 628 .A85 U53 1993


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