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Celebrate Asian Heritage

May 1, 2013 | Sephora | Comments (3)



May is Asian Heritage Month


In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration designating May as Asian Heritage Month.


Toronto Public Library joins in celebrating the richness and diversity of Asian culture throughout the month of May with many exciting programs and events


Check out some of these fiction titles available through the TPL catalogue for more information on Asian culture, and works by Asian authors:


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The wandering falcon by Jamil Ahmad, The good muslim by Tahmima Anam, Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien, and Red earth, pouring rain by Vikram Chandra.


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The grammarian by Annapurna Potluri, The hope factory by Lavanya Sankaran, Dreams of joy by Lisa See, and The headmaster's wager by Vincent Lam.


There are thousands of non-fiction titles available as well, including many travel books.  If you are planning a trip to Asia sometime, or want to read more about these wonderful places, consider some of these titles:


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India: a sacred geography by Diana L. Eck, Lonely Planet China by Damian Harper, South Korea by Elizabeth Raum, Japan by John Hart Benson. 


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Southeast Asia handbook by Andrew Spooner, Silk Road: monks, warriors and merchants on the silk road by Luce Boulnois, Where China meets India: Burma and the new crossroads of Asia by Thant Myint-U, and To Cambodia with love: a travel guide for the connoisseur by Andy Brouwer and Tewfic El-Sawy.


Check out the TPL website and catalogue for these titles, and many more informative and enjoyable reads, or stop by and visit us.  Don't forget that we also have many titles available in electronic format, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and periodicals.




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