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Resources to Support Our APIDA Community

These resources were compiled by members from the APIDA Student Center Advisory Committee and the Asian American Studies Program in order to provide support for UW–Madison’s Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community members.

To suggest resources to add to this list, please email webmaster@cdo.wisc.edu, and include the title, author and URL of the resource(s) you would like to see added. Last updated July 2020.

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Books

Reading Lists

Fiction and Memoir

Poetry, Literary Anthologies, and Graphic Narratives

Nonfiction

Social Justice and Solidarity Resources

Wellness and Mental Health

Resources for UW-Madison

General Resources

Documentaries, Films & Podcasts

Documentaries and Videos

Narrative Films

  • Advantageous (2015)
  • Always Be My Maybe (2019)
  • Children of Invention (2009)
  • The Farewell (2019)
  • Fruit Fly (2009)
  • Gook (2017)
  • The Namesake (2006)
  • Ocean of Pearls (2008)
  • Saving Face (2004)
  • Tigertail (2020)

Podcasts

Organizations to Follow to Stay Informed

APIDA-Owned Businesses in Madison

Groceries/Bakeries

  • A-Mart Asian Grocery – 680 S. Whitney Way
  • Asian Midway Foods – 301 S. Park Street
  • Asian Sweet Bakery – 1017 S Park Street
  • Garden Asian Market – 6136 University Avenue
  • Hmong Legacy Market – 2119 Fish Hatchery Road
  • Hmoob Oriental Market – 1197 N. Sherman Ave
  • India House – 709 S Gammon Road
  • International Market – 4261 Lien Road Quite Q
  • Istanbul Market – 745 S Gammon Rd (Halal)
  • J&P Fresh Market – 6634 Watts Road
  • Lee’s Oriental – 3240 University Avenue
  • Namaste India Grocery Store – 805 S Gammon Road Suite A
  • Oriental Food Mart – 1206 S Park Street
  • Oriental Shop – 1029 S Park St
  • Viet Hoa Market – 4602 Monona Drive
  • Yue-Wah – 2328 S. Park Street

Restaurants

  • Asian Noodle
  • Badung Indonesian
  • Five Star BBQ
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hong Kong Station
  • Hot & Spicy
  • K-Peppers
  • Nam’s Noodle
  • New Seoul
  • Rising Son’s Deli
  • Ruyi Noodle
  • Sequoia
  • Sol’s on the Square
  • Swagat
  • Taiwan Little Eats

Hair/Salons

  • DG Beauty Salon – 1810 Parmenter Street
  • Hachi Barber & Salon – 407 N Frances Street
  • Jin Lee Hair Studio – 6808 University Avenue