Teen Books That Complement The Joy Luck Club
In 2007, the selected book for The Big Read was The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. If you enjoyed that book, here are some other titles you may like. For more information on The Big Read, visit www.jocolibrary.org/bigread.
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time
Stanford’s talent is basketball, not school. When he flunks English, he’s desperate to hide from his friends (who expect him to spend the summer on the court—not in a classroom).
Location: J FICTION Yee Lisa
Emily is sixteen and a budding artist. When her parents move from China to America, she tells her story in poems as she learns to make sense of her conflicting feelings.
Location: YA FICTION LeeWong Joyce
Red Scarf Girl
When the Cultural Revolution turns young Ji Li’s life upside down in the China of the 1960s, she must learn to navigate the suddenly treacherous waters of a society that is rejecting the “four olds” and embracing a new future.
Location: J 951.056 Jiang
Suzanne Hua and Andy Suzuki meet in high school orchestra class and discover romance together… but Suzanne’s Chinese family can’t forget the Japanese invasion of China, and Andy's Japanese family just sees the Huas as “dirty, backward" Chinese.
Location: YA FICTION Namioka Lensey
Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep is a prolific Chinese-American author and winner of the 2005 Wilder Award.
Location: J FICTION Yep Laurence
Chloe Lieberman (Sometimes Wong)
Chloe is more obsessed with her looks than the SATs and applying to college… but can this Jewish-Chinese-American gal turn a passion for fashion into a realistic future for herself?
Location: YA FICTION Rosten Carrie