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Welcome to api_recs! During the last week of May--APA Heritage Month in the US--we're going to be reccing books and movies about the experience of Asians outside of Asia.

Both readers and reccers welcome!

Want to rec? Here's what you'll do:
* Sign up to this post.
* Post your rec to this comm (and to your journal, if you'd like) on the days you're assigned.

What do I rec?
* Anything works--books, movies, music, websites, fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult's books, academic articles, non-academic articles, television shows, you name it. If it has to do with the Asian or Pacific Islander experience and you think other folks would enjoy it, you can rec it.
* Don't feel pressure to write a lengthy essay--any rec is welcome. Links to more information about your rec are always helpful.
* No duplicates--if someone before you nabs something, please make another choice.

Sign up by commenting to this post with the following information:
1. The number of recs you'd like to make.
2. The days you can post.
3. Special claims (any special recs you already know you'd like to do).



Next steps:
* Please promote this on your journals--I'd love to see these recs reaching a large audience.
* I'll keep an eye on sign-ups and reply to you when we get a schedule worked out--probably Sunday.

Thanks for your interest, everyone! API Recs week begins Monday!

Comments

( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
lyras
May. 22nd, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
1. The number of recs yaou'd like to make: 1
2. The days you'd like to post: no preference
3: Special claims:
magnetic_pole
May. 26th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Hi, sweetie, signed you up for Friday--hope that works! Thanks again for reccing. M.
lyras
May. 27th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Friday is fine! I'll get working on that rec now.
liseuse
May. 23rd, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
1. The number of recs you'd like to make: One
2. The days you'd like to post: Any
3: Special claims: I'd like to rec Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker.
magnetic_pole
May. 26th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Signed you up for Saturday, hope that works! *smooch* M.
liseuse
May. 26th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Absolutely fine! *twirls you*
woldy
May. 24th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I'm volunteering for more stuff - I blame you, M!

1. The number of recs you'd like to make: er, up to 3? *looks sheepish*
2. The days you'd like to post: preferably not Thursday
3: Special claims: Rita Wong's Monkeypuzzle.
onehundredmoons
May. 24th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
1. The number of recs you'd like to make: One
2. The days you'd like to post: Whatever fits into the schedule here.
3: Special claims: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.
magnetic_pole
May. 26th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hi, L! Interested to hear what you have to say about this one--I haven't read it yet. Signed up up for Wednesday//tomorrow--hope that works! M.
buckle_berry
May. 24th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
1. The number of recs you'd like to make: one post, i think. i'd like to rec a handful of british asian bands/artists, but it probably makes sense to bung them all in one post rather than doing one a day. i am open to modly guidance, however!

2. The days you'd like to post: any day

3: Special claims:
magnetic_pole
May. 26th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Berry, loveliest, I've signed you up for Thursday. Looking forward to it! M.
sophinisba
May. 25th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
1. The number of recs you'd like to make: 1
2. The days you'd like to post: On the same day as onehundredmoons would be nice because we'll both be posting about books about Hmong Americans.
3: Special claims: The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang.
magnetic_pole
May. 26th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hi, Sophinisba, I've signed you up for Wednesday/tomorrow--along with Onehundredmoons. Hope that works! M.
sophinisba
May. 26th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Sounds great. I actually went and read the last forty pages of the book today so I could be ready. :)
glass_icarus
May. 26th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
eep, late to the party again! :S

1. The number of recs you'd like to make: definitely 2, possibly 3?
2. The days you'd like to post: i may not be able to do Saturday, but that's about it?
3: Special claims: Russell Peters, Saving Face.
magnetic_pole
May. 26th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
God, no worries, I've had that kind of week, too. I'll add yo for Saturday. Thanks! M.
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