This diverse world : ASIA

this diverse world asia



Given below is a list of books with Asian characters. I have tried to include books which would give a glimpse into Asian cultural background (which is quite varied in itself).

Please use your own discretion when selecting the book for your  kid/family.

I have listed the name of the country next to the book link, either the main character lives in that country or has links to it.
A Single Shard  – Korea

My Name Is Yoon – Korea

The Name Jar – Korea

Kimchi & Calamari – Korea

The Master Puppeteer – Japan

Dolls of Hope – Japan

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – Japan

The Big Wave – Japan

The Thing About Luck – Japan

The Year of the Book – China

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – China

When the Sea Turned to Silver – China

Crouching Tiger – China

Inside Out and Back Again – Vietnam

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam – Vietnam

Sold – Nepal

Mali Under the Night Sky – Laos

A Path of Stars – Cambodia

Aru Shah and the End of Time – India

The Savage Fortress – India

Save Me a Seat  – India

Ticket to India – India

All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens – India

Manjhi Moves a Mountain – India

Same Sun Here  – India

Tiger Boy – India

Amma Tell Me About Holi! – India

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood – Iran

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America – Iran

When the Rain Comes – Sri Lanka

Tea Leaves – Sri Lanka

Swimming in the Monsoon sea – Sri Lanka

Amal Unbound – Pakistan

Beneath My Mother’s Feet – Pakistan

A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic – Pakistan

The Breadwinner – Afghanistan

Extra Credit – Afghanistan

Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) – Afghanistan

Bamboo People – Myanmar

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey – Iraq

The Land of Forgotten Girls – Philippines

Blackbird Fly – Philippines

Typhoon Holidays – Taiwan

Where The Streets Had A Name – Palestine

Rice is Life  – Bali

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