#AsianLitChat returns in May 2020!

Announcement: #AsianLitChat is returning in May 2020 with a few updates! Instead of an #AsianLitBingo readathon in May, join us in a book recommendation and book anticipation filled #AsianLitChat inspired by our original #AsianLitBingo prompts.

We recognise that accessing books can be a challenge for some during lockdown, so our focus for the 2020 #AsianLitChat is highlighting books by Asian Authors through a month long chat with weekly prompts.

The Hosts:

Meet the Lit CelebrAsian team at our team page. Some team members are taking a short break to focus on work commitments but our active #AsianLitBingo hosts for 2020 include:

Shenwei @ READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA (#AsianLitBingo Creator)

Glaiza @ Paper Wanderer

Wendy @ Written in Wonder

Janani @ The Shrinkette

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

Join us for week 1 of #AsianLitChat kicking off on May 1 on Twitter!

For a sneak peak of each week’s prompts, check them out below:

Week 1 – #AsianLitChat
Week 2 – #AsianLitChat
Week 3 – #AsianLitChat
Week 4 – #AsianLitChat
Week 5 – #AsianLitChat

Optional:

If you’d still like to base your May reading TBR on our #AsianLitBingo prompts below, feel free to view our board below. Originally designed by Aentee of Read at Midnight.

Alternatively here are some readathons for Asian lit in May you can join in: South Asian Reading Challenge, Year of the Asian, Asian Readathon, and more.

Optional: If you’d like to make a book list or share an interview with an Asian author, feel free to tag us @LitCelebrAsian with #AsianLitChat so we can RT or link your blog post in our May roundup below.

May 2020 – Asian Author / Booklist Blog-Post Roundup:

Watch this space for updates!

Note: Due to different lockdown measures around the world, we’re not able to host book prize giveaways in May 2020 but we hope you can still join us for #AsianLitChat.

May 2020 – Spotlight Pasific Islander Books in Solidarity:

#AsianLitChat spotlights books by Asian authors but we’d love it if readers outside of this chat, would also spotlight books by Pacific Islander authors in May. We don’t use the #AAPI / #APAHM label out of respect for Pacific Islander friends but we also encourage readers to support Pasifika voices and spaces via Our Stories – Tala mai le Moana compiled by Lani Wendt YoungPasifika Tales and the updated resources below.

Alec Te Pohe collected these useful Pasifika lit resources:

– Māori and Pasifika Month Reads via Ruru Reads

– Tina Makereti: five Māori and Pasifika favourites

– Māori (and Pasifika) writing in 2017: Thalia Kehoe Rowden recommends 22 picture books that feature Pasifika and Māori children

– Ministry of Education Pasifika and ESOL resources

HUIA Publishers

– Pacific Island Books