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Second Wave makes waves

My book of oral histories, Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle, is starting to attract attention in the press.

Doug Chin, widely recognized as the "unofficial historian" of Seattle's Chinatown/International District, recently wrote a thoughtful review in The International Examiner, a well-respected Asian-American community newspaper. The current issue of The Examiner is chock-full of book reviews, and Doug "applauds" the publication of this book and said it "deserves a lot of credit" for telling untold stories of the ever-increasing Mandarin-speaking immigrant population.

Gabrielle Nomura, a rising star at The Bellevue Reporter who covers the arts, wrote a long article in The Scene, which is a monthly magazine for readers of several "Reporter" newspapers across the Eastside. She interviewed not only me but also Dr. Peter Ku, retired chancellor of Seattle's three community colleges, and she quotes Bellevue Deputy Mayor Conrad Lee and Maria L. Koh, who envisioned and commissioned this book.

Northwest Asian Weekly also ran an article announcing the publication of Voices of the Second Wave.

The book is now available at the University of Washington Libraries and at Seattle Public Library and has been ordered by King County Library System.  It is also for sale at the museum stores of Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, in Marketplace @ The Wing. It will also soon be available at Island Books, Elliott Bay Book Co., Third Place Books, and the bookstores of Seattle's community colleges.

I'd love to hear your comments about this book.