Recently, I had the pleasure of watching the Oakland Ballet Company (OBC) rehearse for their production of Dancing Moons Festival at the studio where I teach. Dancing Moons was Oakland Ballet’s response to the rise in anti-Asian bigotry and violence, celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) choreographers and musicians. To create this program, OBC Artistic …
For the Lunar New Year month, I am reading books by Asian authors. First up is More Than One Child: Memoirs of an Illegal Daughter by Shen Yang. It tells of the author's life growing up in 1990s China as an "excess child" during its One-Child-Policy years.Between 1980-2015, the government implemented the One-Child-Policy out of …
Book review of Somewhere in the Unknown World, a Collective Refugee Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
Book Review: A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua
Book Review: Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, Memories of a Japanese Girl
Book Review: "On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family" by Lisa See
A Map Into the World is a multi-cultural picture book that helps you discuss death and grieving with children (age 5-9).
Book Review: Thousand Pieces of Gold is an enthralling work of Chinese American historical fiction.