Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology edited by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma [in Bloomsbury Review]
The SI boys gather some of the top names in Asian American pop culture to present a unique anthology of the Asian American experience – complete with masked crusaders, caped champions, and even everyday heroes. Together, they’re making our ever-morphing, multi-culti American future a safer, more inclusive place for all our kids!
The SI boys have also put together one heck of a website, where you can actually see some of their superheroes come to life! Check it out by clicking here.
Tidbit: Jeff Yang and I – together with our buddy Dina Gan – did Eastern Standard Time together! Jeff and I go back to the third issue of aMagazine: Inside Asian America, for which I was theater columnist and then books editor, too. Amazingly enough, I outlasted even Jeff until the last and final issue. That was another lifetime ago. And Parry Shen, perhaps best known on the big screen as one of the overachieving boys of the breakout film Better Luck Tomorrow, had an almost-SI adventure of a different sort … SI as in Smithsonian Institution. His BLT co-stars, John Cho and Sung Kang, together with director Justin Lin, all came to the Smithsonian in March 2003 for the first-ever screening of the final cut of their groundbreaking film.
Readers: Young Adult, Adult