For May, Sachi, Kendra, and special guest Fran, discuss books for Asian pacific Islander Heritage Month!
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Please note that while Kendra says this novel is a debut, it is not. She later makes the correction on a later episode. Thanks to our listeners for bringing this to our attention!
About Our Guest
Fran del Rosario is Real Estate Credit Analyst based in Washington, DC. She immigrated to the US from the Philippines as a child, an experience which has shaped her worldview and, also, her reading preferences. She is drawn towards immigrant narratives set in the US that focus on themes of identity, loss, displacement, and transformation. She shares her passion for reading through her Instagram at @aquietnook.
May is Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, and if you’re on Bookstagram (Instagram) we want you to join the celebration! Use and follow the hashtag #APICelebrAsian to participate in this fun photo challenge every weekend in May! These prompts will help us celebrate API authored books together. Everyone is welcome to participate in as many weekends as they’d like.
WEEKEND 1 | YOUR FAVORITE API AUTHORED BOOKS (5/4 - 5/5): A stack of your favorite API authored books
WEEKEND 2 | REP YOUR API HERITAGE (5/11 - 5/12): Rep your API heritage by posting book(s) that represent your API background (Those of non-API heritage can post their favorite API own voices author/book)
WEEKEND 3 | PAIRS WELL WITH FOOD (5/18 - 5/19): Pair an API book with some delicious Asian food from the country where the book is set (Think Pachinko w/ Korean BBQ)
WEEKEND 4 | UNREAD API SHELF / TBR (5/25 - 5/26): Show us the API authored books on your TBR that you’re excited to pick up before the month of May is over!
Music by Isaac Greene