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Asian Pacific American Authors

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Language Arts And English +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This topical collection about Asian Pacific American authors includes portraits, interviews, and book reviews. 

Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions. This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for research and study. 

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.  

Keywords: Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American, Carlos Bulosan, America is in the Heart, Filipino American, Maxine Hong Kingston, Chinese American, Julie Otsuka, Japanese American, Chang-rae Lee, Korean American, Anor Lin, Sadakichi Hartmann, A.X. Ahmad, Ava Chin, P. S. Duffy, Eddie Huang, Yiyun Li, Valynne Maetani, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Vietnamese American, Ellen Oh, Vu Tran, Thrity Umrigar, literature

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Jhumpa Lahiri

National Portrait Gallery

Jhumpa Lahiri

National Portrait Gallery

Maxine Hong Kingston

National Portrait Gallery

Julie Otsuka

National Portrait Gallery

Chang-rae Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Anor Lin

National Portrait Gallery

Sadakichi Hartmann

National Portrait Gallery

Author Interview: A.X. Ahmad

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Author Interview: Ava Chin [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Author Interview: Yiyun Li [in Asian American Literary Review]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani + Author Interview [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Author Interview: Ellen Oh [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Prophecy and Warrior by Ellen Oh + Author Profile [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Dragonfish by Vu Tran + Author Interview [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Author Interview: Thrity Umrigar [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar + Author Profile [in Bloom]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program