People & Places of Asia

* denotes Asian-American titles; Pacific Island titles are found in my Oceania listing

*Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival
Afghan Dreams (Afghanistan)
All About China
All About Japan
All About Indonesia
All About the Philippines
All About Thailand
All Thirteen:The Incredible Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team
Amal Unbound (Pakistan)
Anno’s China
*The Arabic Quilt: An Immigration Story (Arab-American)
Ayu and the Perfect Moon (Bali)
B is for Bangladesh
Balarama: A Royal Elephant (India)
*Barbed Wire Baseball (Japanese-American)
*Bee-Bim Bop (Korean-American)
The Bicycle Man (Japan)
The Bone Sparrow (Rohingya/refugee)
A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story (Japan)
The Boy Who Grew a Forest (India)
Bringing in the New Year (China)

Brush of the Gods (China)
Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid (British-Iraqi)
The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Caravan (Kyrgyzstan)
The Cat Man of Aleppo (Syria)
Catch That Crocodile! (India)
Chandra’s Magic Light (Nepal)
The Chiru of High Tibet
Cloud Tea Monkeys (India)
Crane Boy (Bhutan)
Crow Boy (Japan)
D is for Dragon Dance
The Dalai Lama (Tibet)
A Day I Remember: An Indian Wedding
Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy (NW India)
*Dia’s Story Cloth: The Hmong People’s Journey of Freedom (Hmong-American)
*A Different Pond (Vietnamese-American)
Diwali (India)
Dodsworth in Tokyo
*Dragon Hoops (Chinese-American;Sikh)
*Dumpling Soup (Pacific Islander cultures)

*The Eleventh Trade (Afghani-American)
The Emperor’s Silent Army (China)
Escape from Aleppo
Escape from Syria
Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Everybody Says Shalom (Israel)
*Everything Sad is Untrue (Iran/Iranian-American)
Farmer Falgu Goes to the Kumbh Mela (India)
Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person Ever to Run a Marathon (British-Indian)
First Words: Japanese
The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field
Four Feet Two Sandals (Afghanistan/Pakistan)
The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle (Syrian-British)
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala (Pakistan)
*From the Tops of the Trees (Hmong-American)
*Front Desk (Chinese-American)
Geeta’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in an Indian Village
A Girl Called Genghis Khan (Pakistan)
Going to Mecca
Good Morning, China
*Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong (Korea)
*Grandfather’s Journey (Japanese-American)
Grandmother School (India)
Grass Sandals: The Travels of Basho (Japan)
The Great Race: Story of the Chinese Zodiac
Ground Zero (Afghanistan)
*Happy Belly Happy Smile (Chinese-American)
Happy New Year (China)
Hazel & Twig: The Birthday Fortune (Korea)
Heart of a Samurai (Japan)
Hiss! Boom! Pop!: Celebrating Chinese New Year
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain (Japan)

Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China
The House of Sixty Fathers (China)
*How My Parents Learned to Eat (Chinese American)
*How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock Climbing Champion (Japanese-American)
Hush: A Thai Lullaby
*I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story (Chinese-American)
I Am a Little Monk (Thailand)
I Am the Subway (Korea)
I Live in Tokyo
I See the Sun in Afghanistan
I See the Sun in India
I See the Sun in Myanmar
In Andal’s House (India)
In the Village of Elephants (India)
*In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (Chinese-American)

*Inside Out & Back Again (Vietnamese-American)
Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Himalayas)
*It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel (Persian-American)
*It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way (Japanese-American)
Jamal’s Journey (United Arab Emirates)
*Journey to Topaz (Japanese-American)
*Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice (Indian-American)
Kami and the Yaks (Nepal)
Karate Kakapo
Karate Kids
Keeping Score (incl. Korean War)
King for a Day (Pakistan)
*Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
*Leila in Saffron (Pakistani-American)
Leopard Boy (Oman)
*A Life Made by Hand:The Story of Ruth Asawa (Japanese-American)
The Life of Rice (Thailand)
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea (Afghanistan)
Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing
Little Pear: The Story of a Little Chinese Boy
Little Thief! Chota Chor! (India)
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
*A Long Pitch Home (Pakistani-American)
Long-Long’s New Year: A Story about the Chinese Spring Festival

Lost and Found: Adele and Simon in China
M is for Myanmar
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momouko Ando (Japan)
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education (Pakistan)
*Mali Under the Night Sky (Laotian-American)
Manjhi Moves a Mountain (India)
*Manjiro: The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries (Japan/U.S.)
*The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh (Sikh)
Marco Polo
*Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines (Chinese-American)
*Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands (Chinese-American)
*Meet Yasmin! (Pakistani-American)
Mei Mei Loves the Morning (China)
*Midsummer Mayhem (Indian-American)
Milky Way (Himalayas)
Mohammed’s Journey (Iraqi/refugee)
Monsoon (India)
Monsoon Afternoon (India)
*The Most Beautiful Thing (Hmong American)
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda (China)
My Awesome Japan Adventure
My Beautiful Birds (Syria)
*My Chinatown: One Year in Poems (Chinese American/Hong Kong)
*My Father’s Boat (Vietnamese-American)
My First Chinese New Year

My Grandma and Me (Iran)
My Japan
My Little Round House (Mongolia)
*Mystery Bottle (Persian-American)
Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
Natsumi’s Song of Summer (Japan)
New Clothes for New Year’s Day (Korea)
A New Year’s Reunion (China)
*Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in Thirteen Bites (Japanese-American)
Nowhere Boy (Syria)
Nu Dang and His Kite (Siam/Thailand)
*Ojiichan’s Gift (Japanese-American)
The Old Man Mad About Drawing: A Tale of Hokusai (Japan)
*Once Upon a Full Moon (Chinese-American)
111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl (India)
One Year in Beijing
Oranges in No Man’s Land (Lebanon)
Our Journey from Tibet
The Pai-Pai Pig (Taiwan)
*Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist (Chinese-American)
The Parrot and the Merchant (Persian fable)
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story (Japanese diplomat)
*The Peace Tree of Hiroshima

*Prairie Lotus (Chinese-American)
*Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom (Chinese-American)
Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education (Afghanistan)
*Red Butterfly (Chinese-American)
Rice is Life (Bali)
Rickshaw Girl (Bangladesh)
*Ruby Lu, Brave and True (Chinese-American)
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
Sacred River: The Ganges of India
Saffron Ice Cream (Iran)

Saluki, Hound of the Bedouin (Arabia)
Samira Surfs (Rohingya/Bangladesh)
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune (Japan)
Sea Prayer (Syria/refugee)
The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art
The Secret of the Blue Glass (Japan)
Seesaw Girl (Korea)
Sharing Our Homeland (Israel/Palestine)
*Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story (Chinese-American)
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad (Iraq)
A Single Shard (Korea)
*Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story (Korean-American)
Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister? (India)
Soul Lanterns (Japan/Hiroshima)
Starry River of the Sky (China)
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey (Syria)
Sumo Joe (Japan)
*Superman Smashes the Klan (Chinese-American)
Sweet Laba Congee (China)
Take Me Out to the Yakyu (Japan)

Tales of a Lost Kingdom: A Journey into Northwest Pakistan
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
*Ten Ways to Hear Snow (Lebanese-American)
This Truck has Got to be Special (Pakistan)
Three Keys (Chinese-American)
The Three Lucys (Lebanon)
Tiger Boy (Sunderbans/India)
*Ting Ting (Chinese-Canadian)
Tokyo City Trails
Tree Matters (India)
Tree of Cranes (Japan)
Tu Youyou’s Discovery: Finding a Cure for Malaria (China)
The Turtle of Oman
The Turtle Ship (Korea)
Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank (Bangladesh)
The Umbrella Queen (Thailand)
Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans (Borneo)
The Vine Basket (China/Uyghur)
Vy’s Special Gift (Vietnam)
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam
*Watercress (Chinese-American)
Welcome to Nowhere (Syria)
What Elephants Know (Nepalese Borderlands)
*When Lola Visits (Filipino-American)
When Spring Comes to the DMZ (North and South Korea)
When the Rain Comes (Sri Lanka)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (China)
*Where Three Oceans Meet (Indian-American)
Who Wants Candied Hawberries? (China)
A Wish in the Dark (Thailand)
Wishes (Vietnam/refugee)
Without Refuge (Syria)
The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid (British-Iraqi)
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinty (Japan)
*Yoon and the Christmas Mitten(Korean-American)
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (Japan)
Yusra Swims (Syrian/refugee)