Asian Authors and Cultures
Read works by influential authors of Asian descent living in East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and around the world in this literary text set.
A Chinese-American girl feels embarrassed by her family during dinner.
A family has a meal following the death of the speaker's father.
(love song, with two goldfish)
The speaker describes a love story between two goldfish in a fish bowl.
In this poem, a speaker describes the happiness he finds in eating a summer peach.
I Ask My Mother to Sing
In this poem, the narrator’s mother and grandmother sing about China.
Hello, My Name Is ______
Jason Kim discusses accepting his identity as a Korean American and his experiences assimilating into American culture.
In My Mom's Shoes
Kat Chow reflects on losing her mother and the experience of walking in her mother’s old shoes.
Summer with Papaji
Jyoti Singh Visvanath
Jyoti Singh Visvanath discusses visiting her grandfather in the summer as a young girl.
A speaker describes their experiences in America as the child of immigrant parents.
The White Umbrella
A Chinese American girl sees a white umbrella she wishes she could have.