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SDSU's Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Resource Center has put out a list of recommended titles about the APIDA experience and the politics of racism. Take a look!


America for AmericansAmerica for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee (Basic Books, 2019). (On order, log in to request through CSU+ or Circuit)

Asian American FeminismsAsian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics edited by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan (University of Washington Press, 2018).

Minor FeelingsMinor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (One World, 2021). (On order, log in to request through CSU+ or Circuit)

Karma of Brown FolkThe Karma of Brown Folk by Vijay Prashad (University of Minnesota Press, 2001).

Latinos of AsiaThe Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race by Anthony Christian Ocampo (Stanford University Press, 2016).

Making of Asian AmericanThe Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee (Simon & Schuster, 2016). 

WhiterWhiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism by Nikki Khanna (NYU Press, 2020).

Yellow PerilYellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear edited by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats (Verso, 2014).