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Author Archive: Terry Hong

Terry Hong created and maintains Smithsonian BookDragon, a book blog for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. She was the writer wrangler for the film Girl Rising. She taught for Duke University’s Leadership in the Arts in NYC. She co-authored two books, Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism and What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature. She reviews extensively for many publications. Follow her on Twitter at @SIBookDragon.

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A Palestine Reader, Part I: Books for Youth

A Palestine Reader, Part I: Books for Youth

The unrelenting conflict between Palestine and Israel keeps the Middle East in the news. But for a fuller picture of the Palestinian and Palestinian American experience than what the media can provide, here’s a starter reading list for young people. Stay tuned for our list of titles about Palestine for adults and, as always, please add your suggestions […]

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The Refugee Experience for Middle-Grade and YA Readers

The Refugee Experience for Middle-Grade and YA Readers

This is the second in a two-part series of recommended books for youth about the refugee experience. For a list of picture books, click here. Canada, with her groovin’ Prime Minister, functional healthcare system, and more welcoming borders, is currently in the throes of “Month 13,” the first month following the year-long commitment Canadian families made to adopt […]

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Help Young Readers Understand the Refugee Experience with Picture Books

Help Young Readers Understand the Refugee Experience with Picture Books

This is the first in a two-part series of recommended books for youth about the refugee experience. For a list of middle-grade and YA titles, click here. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the United Nations Refugee Agency, defines refugees as people who are outside their country of […]

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A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages

  News about the transgender community—including banned books, bathroom laws, hockey, wrestlers, models, parades, Jackie and Juliet Evancho, and, most tragically, a horrifying murder caught on cellphone video—have all made recent headlines. Books can be helpful, entertaining, illuminating portals into the trans*/gender nonconforming (GNC) experience. The list below highlights books by and about the trans*/GNC community for […]

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Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on social […]

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