Time to announce the first book. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and we want to honor a book that talks about the Asian-American/Pacific Islander experience through the book’s subject or the author’s life. According to Wikipedia (what, you don’t think it’s a real source?), an Asian-Pacific America is an American with origins from: Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S Territories of the Pacific, or the Northern Marinas. asianpacificheritage.gov agrees with them, but also adds the Pacific islands of Melannesia and Polynesia.
So, without further ado, here’s the first book…
I know, I know, it’s kind of a “duh” choice, but many of us only remember the gist of the book (at best). Plus, since Mother’s Day is also in May, it’s a fitting choice because it deals with relationships between mothers and daughters over a long period of time. That’s the gist of the book, right?
Anyway, pick up a copy of Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club, if you’d like to read along or check back here to read our synopsis in a few days.