Search Results: "Wenguang Huang"


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THE LITTLE RED GUARD by Wenguang Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2012

"A trenchantly observed story that depicts the clash of traditional and modern Chinese culture with a powerful combination of sensitivity and mordant irony."
Writer and translator Wenguang Huang's candid memoir about growing up in the turbulent aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Because the names, titles and governmental forms will be unfamiliar to most Western readers, the narrative can feel like tough going at times, but the authors weave a fascinating, dark narrative web."
A true-crime murder mystery from 2011 set in a remote Chinese city, with an outsized impact on governance of the vast nation. Read full book review >

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FOR A SONG AND A HUNDRED SONGS by Liao Yiwu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A rare eyewitness account by a Chinese dissident who managed to flee to the West to gain his freedom and tell his story."
In this third translation of Liao's work (The Corpse Walker, God Is Red), Wenguang Huang renders a lively, vernacular, fluent sense of the poet's angry depiction of being abruptly apprended by police in 1990 while making a protest film after the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Read full book review >

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GOING GEEK by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A smart look at class that's undercut by its deemphasis of race. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An amiable yet insufferably class-obsessed LA teen copes with her family's fall from wealth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >

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FOR THE RECORD by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A pleasant read for teens who dream of a glamorous lifestyle. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Eager to leave her small-town life behind, a high schooler embarks on a whirlwind tour as the new lead singer of an established rock band. Read full book review >

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A unique voice with a provocative point of view."
Up-and-coming celebrity chef Huang serves up a raw memoir recounting his life as an angry young man chafing under generations of stifling Chinese tradition and all-encompassing American "whiteness." Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CUP LOVE by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"A challenging author continues to bravely bare his soul along with his best dishes."
BaoHaus celebrity chef Huang (Fresh Off the Boat, 2012) returns with a fresh mélange of hip-hop patter, Chengdu street cuisine, and Asian-American identity politics.Read full book review >

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BOBO AND THE NEW BABY by Rebecca Minhsuan Huang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweetly satisfying addition to the family of new-sibling books. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bobo loves his life with Mr. and Mrs. Lee, until one day…. Read full book review >

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WHASIAN by Joy Huang Stoffers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Provocative themes help to mitigate textual infelicities. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Ava Ling Magee, a college freshman at Davison University, struggles with her mixed-race heritage and a ruthless and controlling parent in Stoffers' debut for teens. Read full book review >

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RIDING INVISIBLE by Sandra Alonzo
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2010

"The tale's many weaknesses are made up for by Yancy's engaging writing style, alternating adolescent poems, narrative and comics. (Fiction. 13-15)"
When Yancy's older brother threatens Yancy's horse Shy, running away seems the only answer. Read full book review >