4 new books by Filipino authors to read this spring

New spring releases offer a variety of books by Filipino authors for all types of readers.

Desserts and baking: Mayumu
* The cookbook features recipes such as caramelized banana and jackfruit jam, ube macapuno molten lava cakes, and adobo-flavored chocolate chip cookies.

Children’s book: Maribel’s Year by Michelle Sterling tells the story of a little girl adjusting to life in the U.S. while awaiting her father’s arrival from the Philippines.
* The book captures American and Philippine culture through descriptive writing and vivid illustrations by Filipino Canadian artist Sarah Gonzalez.

Graphic novel: The Man in the McIntosh Suit by Rina Ayuyang explores Filipino immigrants’ challenges in Depression-era California, blending mystery and history.
* The story follows Filipino immigrant Bobot as he searches for his estranged wife, uncovering secrets along the way.

Literary fiction: La Tercera by Gina Apostol follows a Filipino writer on a quest to find a place called La Tercera, exploring questions about family legacy, heritage, and Philippine history.
* The novel is packed with pop culture, literary references, and untranslated phrases from multiple languages, making it a thought-provoking read for literature, history, and language enthusiasts.

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