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Winner of the ALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Youth Literature
A Chicago Sun-Times Favorite Book of the Year
Set it a New Jersey suburb in the early 1980s, Everything Asian is narrated by David Kim, whose family has just been reunited in America. David's relates the dramedy of his family's first year together in the United States with humor and pathos. His observations extend to Peddlers Town, the rundown, struggling shopping mall where his parents have a store. The family faces competition at the mall; they literally have to fight fire; they attempt to befriend Americans. They celebrate a birthday at a bowling alley and cook a turkey on Thanksgiving. Through it all, the Kims try to understand what it means to be a family in their new country.