Join Women in NAAAP's Book Club!
Spotlighting Asian-American women in literature – we celebrate narratives and authors that cover cultural identity, heritage, adversity, and perseverance.
We will meet once a quarter to discuss our thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences as it relates to the book!
Book Club is a great way to network and meet others with common interests. Whether you’re a casual reader or avid reader, all are welcome to join!
WiN is excited to announce this season’s book selection,
“The Storm We Made” by Vanessa Cham
Vanessa Chan’s debut novel is a spellbinding, sweeping narrative about a Malayan mother who becomes an unlikely spy for the invading Japanese forces during WWII—and the shocking consequences that rain upon her community and family.
Date: February 25, 2024
Upcoming Book HE/SHE/THEY
– Location: TBD
“Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters — strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis — survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.
“Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo
Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Red Scare, Lo’s historical fiction navigates the crossroads of identity, sexuality, love, and duty. Join us in discussing this award-winning coming-of-age story.
“Minor Feelings” by Cathy Park Hong
Through cultural criticism and her individual life experiences, Hong creates a narrative that challenges Asian American people to reflect on their own race, politics, and identity. She cleverly uses humor to unpack the complexities of being Asian in America and the “minor feelings” that arise when the American perception of Asian identity contradicts reality.
“Crying in H-Mart” by Michelle Zauner
Zauner’s memoir touches upon growing up as Korean-American in the US, forgoing the presence of her mother, and embracing her identity. She eloquently captures the ties between the remembrance of loved ones, Korean culture, and childhood memories to Korean cuisine.