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Hello all,

Following on last week’s Community day I wanted to highlight a few books in our library written (and sometimes also illustrated) by Asian authors living in North America. This week I have linked to sites with more information about each book. All of these books are available for check out in our library, just email me or Hayley to reserve one.


  • The Best We Can Do East Bay comic artist, Thi Bui, explores her family’s history in Vietnam through their resettlement in California. Her story is a window into history and her life’s work with newcomer youth as an art teacher at Oakland’s International High School.
  • Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me Artist Lorina Mapa weaves together her story as a New Wave-loving, soccer-playing teen coming of age during a revolutionary change in power in the Philippines. Includes an extensive playlist of her favorite 80s music.
  • Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Phuc Tran uses literature and music in his retelling of his story as a refugee growing up in Pennsylvania. His website links to a Spotify playlist.

Supernatural and super normal

  • SuperMutant Magic Academy Jillian Tamaki wrote the webcomic, SuperMutant Magic Academy from 2010 to 2014. Those comics and more were compiled into this volume where students at a prep school for magical mutants battle more with the everyday problems of their teen years than their superpowers.

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We are available for research assistance every day. You can come to the library on campus during school hours, pop into our OpenLibrary Zoom hours or email library@sfuhs.org to make an appointment. Come by to chat research or pick up a book to read!


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