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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featuring Asian American Authors

Exhibit: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Visit the main (2nd) floor of John C. Hitt Library to view the winners of the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature and other books written by Asian Americans.

The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (APAAL) is a set of literary awards presented annually by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).  Books on display include The Refugees and The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, I Hotel, 2010 National Book Award Finalist by Karen Tei Yamashita, The Making of Asian America: A History by Erica Lee, an award-winning American historian, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota and Black Bird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the prestigious Newberry Medal in 2017.

Location
John C. Hitt Library

Contact
Ven Basco
407-823-5048
Buenaventura.basco@ucf.edu

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Featured Bookshelf

Featured Bookshelf: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

As you can imagine, Asian Pacific American covers a fair amount of area. An Asian Pacific American is an American (whether born, naturalized, or other) who was born on or has heritage from anywhere on the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). These areas cover a wide array of languages, cultures, religions, and ethnicities that have brought countless skills, hopes and dreams to the United States

Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the 20 titles by or about Asian Pacific Americans suggested by UCF Library employees. These, and additional titles, are also on the Featured Bookshelf display on the second (main) floor next to the bank of two elevators.

Featured Bookshelf: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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Ready for Ready Player One

Ready for Ready Player One?

There’s still time to read the best selling book, Ready Player One, before it comes out in theatres on March 30th. It takes place in a bleak future where people escape their

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poverty laden lives by plugging into OASIS, an online utopia. The creator has left three keys in this online world and the finder will inherit his fortune.

Read it before you watch it here!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Or read Ernest Cline’s second novel

Armada If you enjoy your alien taking over the world stories with an abundance of pop culture and nerd references thrown in, then this might be your book.

And finally check out one of these if you’ve already availed yourself of Ernest Cline’s books and find yourself wanting more.

In Real Life Graphic  novel by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang featuring Anda, a gamer who enjoys spending time on Coarsegold Online, a multiplayer role playing game. After spending most of her time in Coarsegold, Anda’s ideas of right and wrong develop complexity as she meets a user who is doing something illegal but necessary for survival.

Death Dream Ben Bova’s “novel of “technology gone too far” could easily take place today. Dan Santorini has been hired to develop the ultimate virtual-reality simulation game. He moves to Florida only to find that something is very wrong. First his daughter has some disturbing encounters in the games that the company provides for her school, and then a colleague is killed while practicing one of his VR programs. As Dan races against time to find the answers and to save his family, he is hampered at every turn by greedy investors, a desperate boss, and government investigators. A well-researched and timely book.-Susan McFaden, Fairfax County Public Library, VA 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

The Eye of Minds “Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out”– Provided by publisher.

Reamde When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.

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