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By Lin King

In Lin King’s “Yellowpeople,” as the pandemic rages and hate crimes against Asians climb in the U.S., a Taiwanese father and an American mother decide to move their young daughter to Taiwan—only to find that some of the world’s problems are inescapable.

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Read Issue #311


By Kate DiCamillo

A girl named Pen and her brother, Thomas, spend the summer in Pennsylvania with their father and his new girlfriend and discover that power and control—perhaps more so than love—are central to the adult world that awaits them.

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By Luna Hou

A second-generation Chinese American teen attempts to reconcile her new, emerging self with the deep roots of her culture and ancestry in Luna Hou’s Teen Writing Contest-winning story, “Railroads.”

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