AARCC Library

Magazines
  • Audrey

  • Giant Robot

  • Hyphen

  • KoreAm

  • Little India

 

Films and Multimedia

  • Bao Phi: The Nguyens EP (audio)

  • Can't Stop Won't Stop:  The Next Lesson by Zentronix Production

  • Charlotte Sometimes

  • Conscience and the Constitution

  • First Person Plural

  • Ground One: Voices of Post 9/11 Chinatown (DVD)

  • Heart Mountain: Three Years in a Relocation Camp

  • Honor Bound: A Personal Journey

  • House of Suh
  • I Failed Math by Amy Anderson

  • ImaginAsian 2K4 "Cinematically Incorrect"

  • Kelly Loves Tony

  • Lela Lee's 5 Angry Episodes of Angry Little Asian Girl (video)

  • Miss India Georgia

  • My America (...or honk if you love Buddha)

  • Model Minority: Do the Math
  • On Strike! - Ethnic Studies 1969 - 1999

  • Sentenced Home

  • Shopping for Fangs

  • The Slanted Screen
  • Slaying the Dragon

 

Literature

  •  AIIIEEEEE! An Anthology of Asian American Writers edited by Frank Chin, Jeffrey Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong
  • Aloft by Chang-Rae Lee
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

  • Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee

  • Angry Little Girls in Love by Lela Lee
  • American Knees by Shawn Wong
  • American Paper Sons edited by Benson Wong

  • Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology by Shawn Wong
  • The Arrival, by Shaun Tan

  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  • The Big AIIIEEEEE! An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature edited by Jeffrey Paul Chan, Frank Chin, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong
  • Bodies in Motion by Mary Anne Mohanra

  • Charlie Chan is Dead 2 edited by Jessica Hagedorn

  • China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Clay Walls by Kim Ronyoung

  • Of Customs and Excise: Short Fiction, by Rachina Mara

  • The Decision to Relocate the Japanese Americans by Roger Daniels
  • Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn

  • The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Home was the Land of Morning Calm: A Saga of a Korean-American Family by K. Connie Kang
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • I Love Yous Are For White People by Lac Su
  • Kori: The Beacon Anthology of Korean American Fiction edited by Heinz Insu Fenkel and Walter K. Lew
  • Legends from Camp (Poems), by Lawson Fusao Inada

  • More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership, and Faith, edited by Nikki Toyama , et al.

  • Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings edited by Amy Ling

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • No-No Boy by John Okada

  • Of Customs and Excise by Rachna Mara

  • One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
  • Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim
  • Secret Asian Man: The Daily Days by Tak Toyoshima
  • Secret Identities: The Asian AmericanSuperhero Anthology, edited by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma
  • Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
  • Still Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee
  • Story-Wallah - short fiction from South Asian Writers edited by Shyam Selvadurai
  • Take Out:  Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America edited by Quang Bao and Hanya Yanagihara
  • The Very Inside:  An Anthology of Writing by Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian and Bisexual Women edited by Sharon Lim-Hing
  • Turning Japanese:  Memoirs of a Sansei, by David Mura
  • Waiting by Ha Jin
  • We Should Never Meet by Aimee Phan

  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Yellow by Don Lee

 

Journals and Reports

  • Asian American Compass by published by Asian American Institute
  • The Asian American Educational Experience edited by Don T. Nakanishi and Tina Yamano Nishida

  • Filipino American College Students by D. Rodriguez

  • Minorities in Higher Education Twenty-Second Annual Status Report by Bryan J. Cook and Diana I. Cordova

  • New Directions for Student Services: Working with Asian American College Students, edited by Marylu K. McEwen, et al

  • Pan-Japan: The International Journal of the Japanese Diaspora Vol 2, No 1 and 2 edited by Nobuko Adachi and James Stanlaw

  • Pan-Japan: The International Journal of the Japanese Diaspora Vol 3, No 1 and 2 edited by Nobuko Adachi and James Stanlaw

  • The State of Asian America: Trajectory of Civic and Political Engagement, by LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics)

Gender and Sexuality

  • Asian American Sexualities edited by Russell Leong

  • Dragon Ladies edited by Sonia Shah

  • Making Waves by Asian American Women

  • Making More Waves by Asian Women United of California

  • More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership, and Faith, edited by Nikki Toyama , et al.

  • Queer in Asian America edited by David L. Eng and Alice Y. Hom

  • Restored Selves:  Autobiographies of Queer Asian/Pacific American Activists edited by Kevin K. Kumashiro

  • Take Out:  Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America edited by Quang Bao and Hanya Yanagihara

  • The Very Inside:  An Anthology of Writing by Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian and Bisexual Women edited by Sharon Lim-Hing

  • Where the Body Meets Memory:  An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, & Identity, by David Mura

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Advocacy Resources

  • Asian American Center for Advancing Justice: A Community of Contrasts
  • Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy: A Popular Education Resource for Immigrant & Refugee Community Organizers, by Eunice Cho, et al
  • The One-Hour Activist by Christopher Kush
  • Organizing for Social Change by Kim Bobo, Jackie Kendall and Steve Max
  • Stir It Up:  Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy by Rinku Sen
  • Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, edited by Maurianne Adams, et al.

Non-Fiction

  •  The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker by Eric Liu
  • Across the Pacific: Asian Americans and Globalization edited by Evelyn Hu-DeHart
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
  • The Art Of Gaman:  Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946, by Delphine Hirasuna

  • Asian Americans by Joann Faung Jean Lee
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education, edited by Doris Ching and Amefil Agbayani.
  • Asian American Dreams by Helen Zia

  • The Asian American Movement by William Wei

  • Asian American Panethnicity by Yen Le Espiritu

  • Asian American Studies edited by Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu and Min Song

  • Asian American Studies Now edited by Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen
  • Asian Americans: An Interpretive History by Sucheng Chan

  • Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment edited by Steve Louie

  • Asian American Youth:  Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity edited by Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou

  • Atlas of Asian American History, by Monique Avakian

  • The Columbia Guide to Asian American History by Gary Y. Okihiro

  • The Contemporary Asian American Experience by Timothy P. Fong

  • Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticisms edited by Darrell Y. Hamamoto and Sandra Liu

  • Cultural Compass:  Ethnographic Explorations of Asian Americans edited by Martin Manalansan

  • Distinguished Asian American Political and Governmental Leaders, by Don Nakanishi and Ellen Wu

  • Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism, by Jeff Yang et al

  • Egotrip's Big Book of Racism! by Sacha Jenkins et al

  • Finding Iris Chang:  Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind, by Paula Kamen

  • Fresh Talk Daring Gazes edited by Elaine H. Kim and Margo Machida

  • Immigrant Acts by Lisa Lowe

  • In Defense of Asian American Studies by Sucheng Chan

  • An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature edited by King-Kok Cheung

  • Looking for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour, by Wing Young Huie

  • Making and Remaking Asian America through Immigration Policy 1850-1990 by Bill Ong Hing

  • Many Cultures One Market: A Guide to Understanding Opportunities in the Asian Pacific American Market by Robert Kumaki and Jack Moran
  • Margins and Mainstreams by Gary Y. Okihiro

  • Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes by Anna Guevarra
  • Monitored Peril by Darrell Y. Hamamoto

  • The Myth of the Model Minority by Rosalind Chou & Joe Feagin
  • New Spiritual Homes: Religion and Asian Americans,edited by David K. Yoo

  • Orientations:  Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora edited by Kandice Chuh and Karen Shimakawa

  • Our History Is Still Being Written by Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moises Sio Wong

  • Part Asian, 100% Hapa, portraits by Kip Fulbeck

  • Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience by Angelo N. Ancheta

  • Race and Resistance: African Americans in the 21st Century
  • Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images, edited by M. Evelina Galang, et al.

  • The State of Asian American Activism and Resistance in the 1990s edited by Karin Aguilar-San Juan

  • The Sum of our Parts: Mixed Heritage Asian Americans edited by Teresa Williams-Leon and Cynthia Nakashima

  • Teaching Asian America edited by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

  • Team-Building Activities for Every Group by Alanna Jones
  • Turning Japanese:  Memoirs of a Sansei, by David Mura

  • Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype by Stacey J. Lee

  • Untold Civil Rights Stories: Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice by Stewart Kwoh & Russell Leong
  • Warrior Lessons, by Phoebe Eng

 

Ethnicity/Area-Specific Resources

  • The Art Of Gaman:  Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946, by Delphine Hirasuna

  • Asian Indians of Chicago by the Indo-American Center

  • Chinese in Chicago: 1870-1945, edited by Chuimei Ho and Soo Lon Moy

  • Ethnic Chicago: A Multicultural Portrait edited by Melvin G. Holli and Peter d'A. Jones

  • Filipino American College Students by D. Rodriguez

  • Filipino American Psychology by Kevin L. Nadal
  • Filipinos in Chicago by Estrella Ravelo Alamar and Willi Red Buhay

  • The Forbidden Book by Ignacio de la Cruz, and Emmanuel Toribio
  • The Intimate University by Nancy Abelmann
  • Japanese Americans in Chicago by Alice Murata

  • The Karma of Brown Folk by Vijay Prashad

  • Korean Americans in Chicago, by Kyu Young Park

  • Koreans in the Windy City by Hyock Chun, Kwang Chung Kim, and Shin Kim

  • Namasté America by Padma Rangaswamy

  • A Part, Yet Apart edited by Lavina Dhingra Shankar and Rajini Srikanth

  • Pin@y Educational Partnerships:  Volume 1: Phillipine and Filipina/o American History, by Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

  • Pin@y Educational Partnerships:  Volume 2: Phillipine and Filipina/o American History, by Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

 

Guides

  • 201 Icebreakers Group Mixers, Warm-Ups, Energizers, and Playful Activities by Edie West

  • Asian American Compass

  • The Asian American Educational Experience, edited by Don T. Nakanishi and Tina Yamano Nishida

  • Asian American Handbook by NCCJ/AAJA
  • Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling:  Career Strategies for Asians, by Jane Hyun

  • Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents by Jeanette Yep, et al

  • Invitation to Lead:  Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders, by Paul Tokunaga

  • Managing Teams for Dummies by Marty Brounstein

  • Notable Asian Americans, edited by Helen Zia and Susan B. Gall

  • Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers by Brian Cole Miller
  • Scholarships for Asian-American Students published by Peterson's

  • Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans: Effective Activities, Strategies, and Assignments for Classrooms and Communities edited by Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Glenn Omatsu



Other Resources

  • The Historic Netsch Campus at the University of Illinois at Chicago by Eileen M. Tanner

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

  • Racial and Ethnic Groups 10th ed. by Richard T. Schaefer
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago: A Pictorial History by Fred W. Beuttler, Melvin G. Holli, and Robert V. Remini

 

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