AACE Recommends Outstanding Books by Asian Authors to Public Libraries in Celebration of Asian American Heritage Month

By | May 11, 2023

For Immediate Release:

Livingston, New Jersey – May 11, 2023 – As Asian Americans continue to face discrimination, negative publicity, and rising anti-Asian violences/hate crimes, it is more important than ever to share our stories and contributions to American society. As a meaningful initiative to celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) urges Asian Americans to take action by requesting their local public libraries to order the following books by outstanding Asian authors:

1. “From Darkness to Sight: A Journey from Hardship to Healing” by Dr. Ming Wang

This book tells the inspiring story of Dr. Ming Wang, who overcame hardship during China’s Cultural Revolution, obtained an education in China, and later received his Ph.D. from MIT and M.D. from Harvard. He has since become a successful laser surgeon, performing over 55,000 eye procedures and treating patients from around the world. Dr. Wang has also established a non-profit foundation that provides sight restoration surgeries for indigent patients.

Dr. Wang is a true Asian American hero. He represents millions of Asian American high-tech immigrants who have become the backbone of American high-tech industries and a major contributor to American society. His book has been adapted into the movie “Sight,” which will be released nationally by Universal Studio on October 27, 2027.

2. “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy” by Kenny Xu

In this book, journalist Kenny Xu uncovers elite America’s unease with the potential of a minority group to disrupt the status quo. The author delves into the issue of admissions practices, including the case of Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard, and how leftist agendas have resulted in unfair perceptions of and practices toward Asian Americans.

Asian Americans’ time is now, as they increase their direct action and amplify their voices in the face of mounting anti-Asian attacks. An Inconvenient Minority chronicles the political and economic repression and renaissance of a long ignored racial identity group―and how they are central to reversing America’s cultural decline and preserving the dynamism of the free world.

3. “Critical Race Theory and Woke Culture: America’s Dangerous Repeat of China’s Cultural Revolution” by Mike Zhao

AACE President Mike Zhao draws parallels between the radical left’s approach in America and China’s Cultural Revolution fifty years ago, using his unique experience surviving Communist China’s Cultural Revolution and thriving in capitalist America. In this book, Zhao warns of the dire consequences of many of the “virtuous” liberal agendas, such as censoring “misinformation,” canceling dissidents, mandating racial equity, and dividing Americans into oppressors and oppressed. He fiercely defends America’s founding principles, aiming to inspire Americans to fight against Critical Race Theory and “woke” culture.

In the book, Zhao also exposes how radical leftists use racial equity/racial quotas, affirmative action, defunding police and other extreme policies to harm Asian American core interests such as equal education rights, equal employment rights, life, liberty and property.

AACE encourages everyone to request these books from their local public libraries. For instructions on how to do so, please visit How To Request Your Local Library Order a Book (roselarkpublishing.com)

Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE)

MEDIA CONTACT:  Swann Lee, Phone: 617-651-1328, Email: swanleeca@gmail.com

About the AACE:  www.asianamericanforeducation.org

Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-political, nonprofit, grassroots national alliance with over 300 partnering organizations nationwide. In May 2015, founders of AACE united 64 Asian American organizations and filed a civil rights complaint against Harvard’s anti-Asian discriminatory admissions practice. AACE galvanized Asian American communities to stand firmly behind SFFA and exposed the Ivy League college’s anti-Asian discrimination on the national stage.  Over the last eight years, in support of SFFA, AACE teamed up with over 360 Asian American organizations, organized the Boston Rally in 2018, encouraged Asian American students to join SFFA’s lawsuits, and filed four amicus briefs. Over the years, besides supporting SFFA, we have advanced the cause of equal education rights for the Asian-American community in many other areas, including federal adoption of AACE policy recommendation on college admissions in July 2018, federal lawsuit against Yale University in 2020, support to Asian Americans’ fights for equal education rights in Maryland, New York, Washington, California, Massachusetts and other states. AACE is the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal educational rights.