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Before they were stars: The Mulan edition

Taiwanese American Grace Lin’s book Before the Sword is an original prequel to the story of Mulan, popularized in American cinema by the 1998 Disney 1998 animated film. Released in January 2020 by Disney...

The family in the wilderness – Chia-Chia Lin’s Alaska

Chia-Chia Lin’s new novel The Unpassing is a story about a Taiwanese immigrant family vying for the American Dream in rural Anchorage, Alaska in the 1980’s. Using a skillful sparseness in language, Lin paints...

Authenticity of social bonds, community and empowerment comes through in dystopian novel about trans...

If your world is determined to take you and your kind down, would you fight back? Kai Cheng Thom’s semi-autobiographical novel, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir takes this...