“The Kids Are All Right!”

Welcome to “The Kids Are All Right!”­—our 2012 Pacific Reader Book Review Supplement for kids & young adult books. Besides reviews of new titles for the younger set, we also have some other features. Professor Valerie Ooka Pang includes an essay on the state of literature for Asian Pacific American children and lists some of her favorite books. We also ask writers of kids and young adult books the following question: “What books did you read when you were a kid and young adult?” Their responses are printed throughout these pages.

It’s summer and the kids are free so spend time with them reading books. Thanks to all our reviewers, advertisers and as always, the staff of the International Examiner for making this issue possible. Happy reading! We’ll be back in August with a book review supplement on adult books so stay tuned.

Dear America: The Fences Between Us

In the Meadow & I See the Sun

Dumpling Days

Stargazing Dog

A New Year’s Reunion

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary

The Boy From the Dragon Palace

Guantanamo Boy

Same Sun Here

When the Cherry Blossoms Fell

Auntie Yang’s Great Soybeans Picnic

Heart of a Samurai

Roger Shimomura’s Suggestions for Summer Reading


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