BCB Love, Dance & Egg Rolls *Signed Books While Supplies Last*



*Signed Books While Supplies Last*

Purchase a copy of the book to receive complimentary access to our virtual book launch event with Jason Tanamor and Grace Talusan ton Thursday 5/19 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET! Additional event tickets available here

Jason Tanamor's debut YA, "Love, Dance & Egg Rolls," places Filipino culture and folk dancing front and center in a high school drama about finding identity during racial tensions in America.

Jamie Santiago loves dancing Tinikling, a Filipino tradition that he doesn't always share with his white friends and classmates. It's hard enough balancing the demands of high school life, but with rising protests in Portland and a racist bully making his life miserable, Jamie can't help but hide his Filipino side altogether. When Jamie finds out that the last ever Asian Folk Festival falls on the same day as Homecoming, he must decide whether his girlfriend and best friends are more important than his love of dancing. Filipino tradition can take a back seat, or can it?

Both pertinent and timely, Jason Tanamor's Own Voices YA gives prominence to perspectives from the Filipino diaspora. This coming-of-age rom-com champions Filipino teen representation, embraces the folk dancing traditions of the Philippines and tackles race and identity in today's political climate. Reminiscent of "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From" and "Patron Saints of Nothing," this story poses meaningful questions about identity, self-love and what it means to be American.