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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Librarians Unite! 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery
By January 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Librarians Unite! 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery

In just over a week, Seattle’s population will temporarily expand with tens of thousands of librarians (and other literary obsessives). Talk about a convergence of brains, guts, dedication, faith—and unconditional love of knowledge! Because that’s what it takes to be a librarian in today’s rapidly changing, globally interlinked, evermore technological, brave new world. Books, in […]

Five More to Go: Chigozie Obioma’s AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES
By January 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Chigozie Obioma’s AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   An Orchestra of Minorities, by Chigozie Obioma With the 2015 debut of The Fisherman, the New York Times rejoiced: “Chigozie Obioma truly is the […]

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Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Esi Edugyan’s WASHINGTON BLACK, read by Dion Graham
By December 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Esi Edugyan’s WASHINGTON BLACK, read by Dion Graham

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan and read by Dion Graham George Washington Black—called “Wash” for short—is an enslaved ten- or eleven-year-old (he […]

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman
By December 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   The Labyrinth of the Spirits, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and read by Daniel Weyman Casting a male narrator for a novel featuring a […]

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar
By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Transcription, by Kate Atkinson and read by Fenella Woolgar Actress Fenella Woolgar and author Kate Atkinson have shared many creatively fruitful unions. […]

Five More to Go: Gina Apostol’s INSURRECTO
By November 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Gina Apostol’s INSURRECTO

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   Insurrecto, by Gina Apostol With shrewd insight, inventive plotting, and stinging history lessons, Gina Apostol, who received the PEN Open Book Award for Gun […]

Five More to Go: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s FRIDAY BLACK
By November 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s FRIDAY BLACK

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Adjei-Brenyah’s dozen stories are disturbingly spectacular, made even more so by how he magnifies and exposes […]

Five More to Go: Alice Stephens’ FAMOUS ADOPTED PEOPLE
By October 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Alice Stephens’ FAMOUS ADOPTED PEOPLE

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Famous Adopted People, by Alice Stephens “Everyone, it seems, is telling our story but us,” observes Lisa Pearl, the Korean-born, Bethesda, Maryland-raised […]

Five More to Go: Crystal Hana Kim’s IF YOU LEAVE ME
By August 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Crystal Hana Kim’s IF YOU LEAVE ME

Introducing our newest feature, in which we give Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    If You Leave Me, by Crystal Hana Kim In rendering her multivoiced, multilayered ancestral and cultural history into […]

Time Traveling Audiobooks for Youth
By August 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Time Traveling Audiobooks for Youth

Time travel, time paradoxes, time shells, time hollows—are they fantasy? Reality? The following titles are billed as fiction, but they’re also a look into endless possibilities. Last week, we brought you audiobooks about time travel for adults, but it’s time (sorry) younger readers got their due. Go ahead—or back.   47, by Walter Mosley, read […]

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