Jee’s #BookShoutOut ‘America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States’ by @prof_erikalee is out NOW in PAPERBACK! #AmericaForAmericans @basicbooks #nonfiction #USimmigranthistory #history #asianamericanstudies #xenophobia #booksbypoc

Title/Author: America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States Publisher: Basic Books Pages: 480 Publication date (Paperback Edition): June 15, 2021 In a nutshell (Publisher): This definitive history of American xenophobia is “essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society.” (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to…

Love learning more about Oceania, its people and indigenous technologies? Check out #Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific by Nicholas Thomas @basicbooks #nonfiction #history #bookshoutout

Title/Author: VOYAGERS: The Settlement of the Pacific by Nicholas Thomas Publisher: Basic Books Publication date: June 15, 2021 Pages: 224 In a nutshell (Publisher): The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across thousands of miles of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to…

Jee’s book review: Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers by @claudiakalbwriter #SparkGenius #bookreview #nonfiction @tlcbooktours #tlcbooktours

Title: Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers by Claudia Kalb Publisher: National Geographic (April 27, 2021) Hardcover: 368 pages In a nutshell (Publisher): Yo-Yo Ma’s ear for music emerged not long after he learned to walk. By the age of seven, he was performing for President Kennedy; by fifteen he debuted at…

Jee’s Book Review: ‘New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time’ by Craig Taylor @wwnorton #bookreview #eARC #NetGalley #NewYorkersbook #NewYorkers #NewYork #nonfiction #interviews

Title/Author: New Yorkers by Craig Taylor Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Pages: 432 In a nutshell (Publisher): A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people―from the best-selling author of Londoners. In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane,…

Jee’s book review ‘THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ by Don Lemon @littlebrown #DonLemon #THISISTHEFIRE #bookreview #nonfiction #racism #americanhistory #booksbyPOC #booksbyblackauthors

Title: THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say To My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon Publisher: Little Brown & Company In a nutshell (Publisher): In this ‘vital book for these times’ (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How…

Jee’s Book Review: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama @CrownPublishing #biography #memoir #becoming #becomingbook #michelleobama #mrsObama #FLOTUS

Title/Author: Becoming by Michelle Obama Publisher: Crown Publishing Pages: 448 In a nutshell (Publisher): In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she…

Ever wondered how people find love way back in the 18th century? Jee reviews ‘Matrimony, Inc’ by Francesca Beauman @pegasus_books @francescabeauma #bookreview #WunderkindPR #nonfiction #ARC #findinglove #personalads #datingapps #MatrimonyInc

Title/Author: Matrimony, Inc by Francesca Beauman Publisher: Pegasus Books Pages: 208 In a nutshell (Publisher): A clever, thoughtful, and funny history that reveals how the Union of states was built on a much more personal union of people. Have you ever used a dating app or website? Then you have more in common than you know…

A thoughtful and engaging story on love and loss in China, over four generations. Jee reviews ‘The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China’ by Xinran Xue @BloomsburyPub #eARC #NetGalley #ThePromiseBook #xinran #bookreview #Nonfiction #love #loss #China #CulturalRevolution #MaoEra #booksbypoc

Title/Author: The Promise: Love and Loss in Modern China by Xinran Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 288 In a nutshell (Publisher): At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. While their future was arranged by their families, this couple had much to…

This is such an eye-opening, thought-provoking read. Jee reviews ‘Eat The Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan town’ by @BarbaraDemick @randomhouse #eARC #bookreview #NetGalley #NonFiction #historical #Tibet #China #ChineseCivilWar #CulturalRevolution

Title/Author: Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick Publisher: Random House Pages: 336 In a nutshell (Publisher): “You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition  Just as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world. She tells…