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Special nighttime routines for children are precious 

  Children all over the world have bedtime routines as varied as their culture but equally important to them and their parents and grandparents alike. It is a moment to bring the day to a...

“I Am Able to Shine” is a joyful story of a young Japanese American...

Inspired by her experience growing up Japanese American, debut picture book author Korey Watari has teamed up with her husband, Pixar artist and creator of the Ellie series, Mike Wu, to create I Am...

Five picture books to celebrate Eid with your children

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini This book is part of Khan and Amini’s series on Islamic art, architecture and culture. Amini’s art is...

From chai to laddoos, from bindis to saris, from dances to epics, here are...

Chaiwala! by Priti Birla Maheshwari, illustrated by Ashley Barron In her debut book, Maheshwari brings her childhood memories of chai to life in this experience of drinking tea on the train platform as the train...

Q&A: Journalist Stephan Lee on K-pop in his second novel, K-Pop Revolution

Korean American journalist, Stephan Lee, is a senior editor at Bustle. In 2014, he traveled to Seoul, South Korea for three weeks to research Korean entertainment’s huge popularity in the world. He interviewed well-known...

Grace D. Li’s debut novel “Portrait of a Thief” asks who the actual thieves...

Museums all over the western world proudly showcase priceless art stolen from other countries through war and conquest, a side benefit of colonialism and imperialism. Many of those countries want their art and cultural...

“Shahrzad & the Angry King” shines with lessons on altruism, empathy and the transformative...

Drawing on her Persian heritage and expertise in visual art, Canadian Nahid Kazemi spins a magical story of her homeland. Storytelling is the backbone of our civilization, and throughout the ages, it has always...

Lunar New Year books to enjoy with children of all ages

The joyous celebration of the Lunar New Year, observed in different countries throughout Asia, as a multiday holiday, is the most important time of the year for families to get together. The origins of...

Stories perfect for cozy reading with loved ones over the holidays

A comfortable chair. A warm fire. Hot chocolate. Cuddles. And the perfect book. Here are stories perfect for cozy reading over the holidays. The Smile Shop by Satoshi Kitamura The little boy is so excited. He...

In King Bheema’s court, two young boys get early life lessons in governing, justice...

Replete with humor and drama, Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship by Chitra Soundar, a collection of short stories, is reminiscent of stories of the 16th century Mughal Emperor Akbar and his advisor and...