May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Learn more about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month here.
Join the library in honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by checking out a book written by or about Asian Pacific Americans or by joining the library in reading and discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Register for the Pachinko discussion here.
Check out a list of 20 adult fiction and nonfiction books recommended by librarians that are by or about Asian Pacific Americans. Click the title to place a hold on the item.
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara