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  Cover Art: A Girl Named Faithful Plum Bernstein, Richard
A Girl Named Faithful Plum
In 1978, an 11-year-old girl fights poverty and prejudice with gutsy perseverance and talent to fulfill her dream of studying at the Beijing Dance Academy in this fictional account based on the true story of the life of the author's wife.
270 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sophomore Undercover Esch, Benjamin
Sophomore Undercover
Despite obstacles, high school reporter Dixie Nguyen, an adopted Vietnamese orphan, doggedly investigates a drug scandal that may extend far beyond the football team.
242 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Paper Daughter Ingold, Jeanette
Paper Daughter
When her father, a respected journalist in Seattle, is killed in a hit-and-run accident, Maggie Chen, a high school intern at her father's newspaper, searches for clues to the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, an investigation that forces her to confront her ethnicity and a family she never knew.
215 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great Call of China Liu, Cynthea
The Great Call of China
In this novel for teens, 16-year-old Cece goes to China in an attempt to discover her roots and possibly find out about her birth parents. Born in China, but adopted at age 2 and living in Texas, Cece finds culture shock and romance as she pursues the information to satisfy her questions.
246 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Husi Lo, Y. Jenny
As a child, Husi witnesses the horrible death of her beloved family. Her world is shattered and gone, leaving her with nothing but her name. Destiny, however guides her to be adopted into a new family, and with their love and help, Husi manages to rise above all the circumstances. Transformed from a scared and traumatized little girl to a beautiful and strong young woman, Husi learns how to forgive and to love.
146 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Fold Na, An
The Fold
Korean American high school student Joyce Kim feels like a nonentity compared to her beautiful older sister, and when her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery on her eyes, she jumps at the chance, thinking it will change her life for the better.
280 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Slant Williams, Laura E.
Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed, Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.
149 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: All In Yang, Jerry
All In
In this intimate profile of an unlikely poker champion, the life story of Jerry Yang is laid out-from his difficult Hmong childhood to his success as a professional poker player. Born in the mountains of northern Laos, Jerry spent four and a half years in a Thai refugee camp after his family escaped the Communist forces...From his first chance encounter with poker to winning the 2007 World Series of Poker, his struggles and achievements are chronicled here.
323 p. 2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Latehomecomer Yang, Kao Kalia
The Latehomecomer
Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.
277 p. 2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Stop Me if You've Heard this One Before Yoo, David
Stop Me if You've Heard this One Before
Albert Kim seems destined to be a social outcast until he begins dating Mia Stone, a co-worker at Albert's summer job and part of the in-crowd at his school. Unfortunately, Mia is also the ex-girlfriend of Ryan Stackhouse, the reigning king of the Bern High and a big-time jerk. When Ryan is diagnosed with cancer, the entire school rallies behind him, and Albert is faced with losing both his girlfriend and whatever shot at popularity he may have had.
374 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
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