Potluck Feed Drop - Books & Boba - #243 - October 2023 Book News

We're down to our last few weeks of Good Pop's hiatus. As we wait for all of our hosts to recover, we're dropping in another episode of our fellow Potluck Podcast Collective show, Books & Boba. This time it's their October 2023 book news episode, going over the latest Asian American book and publishing news.

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On our mid-month check in for October 2023, we review the latest Asian American book and publishing announcements, as well as catch up on the latest controversial moves by a prominent book corporation.

Upcoming books mentioned in our publishing news:

  • Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder by Salman Rushdie
  • Untitled middle grade by Karina Yan Glaser
  • One Mad Cat by Vicky Fang 
  • Zuni and the Memory Jar by Aisha Saeed; illust by Neha Rawat
  • Bread Is Love by Pooja Makhijani; illust by Lavanya Naidu
  • Crossing the Finish Line by Thushanthi Ponweera; illust by Maithili Joshi
  • Nora at Night by April dela Noche Milne
  • The Gowkaran Tree in the Middle of Our Kitchen by Shokoofeh Azar
  • The Tales from Cabin 23 by Justina Ireland and Hanna Alkaf
  • Be Careful, Xiao Xin! by Alice Pung; illust by Sher Rill Ng
  • Auntie Q's Golden Claws Nail Salon by Van Hoang
  • Dust by Gina Nguyen
  • Muslim Mavericks series by Seema Yasmin
  • Chopsticks Are... by Chloe Ito Ward; illust by Lynn Scurfield
  • What Sparks a Fire? by Livia Blackburne; illust by Nicole Xu
  • Two-List Thanksgiving by Christine Whan; illust by Sienna Kim
  • The Ghost Key by S.R. Appavu
  • The Three Beasts by Gillian Pascasio
  • Gracie Under the Waves by Linda Sue Park
  • Zeyna Lost and Found by Shafaq Khan
  • The Serpent Rider by Yxavel Magno Diño
  • What a Weirdo! and What a World! by Laan Cham
  • Lost and Found at the Gurdwara by Baljinder Kaur

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