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Solo Leveling

Underrated Manga Picks!

To celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Month I wanted to highlight some manga series that I enjoy reading and find underrated. I hope that if you’re a manga reader this list can help provide some new options for you. Solo Leveling by Dubu

key characters from the series, Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio

Animania at Parklands-Turner!

April ushered in the first gathering of the Parklands-Turner anime club, the Animaniacs! To celebrate, we have compiled three popular anime titles, that also have their own manga series as well. If you're new to the world of Japanese animation, have no fear! Anime is simply hand-written or computer-drawn animation that originates from Japan, and manga is the print, comic book style version of those stories. Read about these titles, and who knows, maybe you'll find a favorite of your own! 

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Now Streaming: Asia on Screen

Available on Kanopy!

Watch the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the "Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month" collection on Kanopy, free with your library card! This special collection of documentaries and films was compiled by Kanopy staff. Also available for your viewing pleasure, the "Asian Cinema" collection features movies in their original language with English subtitles.

Prairie Lotus

Away

A Middle Grade Reading List

Like many of you, I have placed holds across many genres through the Library's Libby app and waited for wonderful reads to arrive in library. The list below was pulled from my favorite reads for tweens. If you've had a chance to read or listen to any of these books, congratulations. If not, they're well worth the wait.

A right to the city

A Right to the City - Chinatown

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are highlighting the history of the Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C. brought to us by our partners at the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum (SIACM). For the past year, we have hosted pop-up versions of the Museum's exhibition "A Right to the City" focusing on neighborhood change in six Washington, D.C. neighborhoods, including Chinatown. 

Poetry

2019 Haiku Poetry Contest

The competition was stiff, thank you all for your submissions. Here are the winners of our 2019 Haiku Contest in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:   Shiek is the bee's knees Well, though she's not the strongest Shulk is my back up      - Jayer Joubert, age 12, child  

Poetry Break!

Haiku Contest Winners

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Rosedale Library held a haiku contest.  We are pleased to announce our winners. From the adult category, our winning entry was by Ashlea and Katrina: The Beltway battle Nationals bats swing for fences Oriole birds sing From the kid's category, our winning entry was by Victor: Today I was new I saw a crow as it flew As I peek, I seek Thanks to all who wrote

Asia Pacific American Heritage Month

Haiku Contest Winners

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Contest

After days of hotly-contested deliberation among staff, Georgetown Neighborhood Library finally chose the winners of their 2019 Haiku Contest in honor of Asia Pacific American Heritage Month.  There were so many good entries, and a wide diversity of opinion from judges of which was the best.  The winners are: See my Asian eyes Where are you fro they ask -- I Am American - Kathleen Guevara, Adult Winner

The Lake

Read Around the World: Japan

Japanese literature that isn't by Haruki Murakami

Expand your literary horizons by reading literature from other countries. Haruki Murakami is one of the most well-known authors in Japanese literature. Yet he is only one of many modern Japanese writers whose works are accessible in translation. A wide variety of genres and styles are represented in the selections below (all of which can be accessed through DC Public Library's stellar and diverse collection). Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

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