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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] AAPI Heritage Month

website Asian Pacific Heritage Month

In observation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we invite you to enjoy these titles that celebrate the diverse stories, contributions and experience of Asian peoples and Pacific Islanders.


in English:

Analects – Confucius

Little Soldiers – Lenora Chu

Poets of the Chinese Revolution – Gregor Benton

Last Boat Out of Shanghai – Helen Zia

Ways of Heaven – Roel Sterckx

Year of the Rabbit – Tian Veasna

They Called Us Enemy – George Takei

First Person Singular – Haruki Murakami

Eat a Peach – David Chang

Chinese Mosaic – Yu Shiao-Shen

Ghosts of Gold Mountain – Gordon H. Chang

Slumdog Millionaire – Vikas Swarup

Number One Chinese Restaurant – Lillian Li

My Chinese-America – Allen Gee

Operation Yao Ming – Brook Larmer

Trust Exercise – Susan Choi

Be the Refuge – Chenxing Han

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry – Paula Yoo

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong

A Phở Love Story – Loan Le

The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

The Committed – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Internment – Samira Ahmed

Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribay

Ms. Marvel: Army of One – Willow G. Wilson

The Minister of Upmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy

Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu

Know My Name – Chanel Miller

Home Remedies –  Xuan Juliana Wang

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

My Year Abroad – Chang-Rae Lee

Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982 – Nam-Ju Cho

Heart of Fire – Mazie Hirono

Fresh Off the Boat – Eddie Huang

Life and Death in Shanghai – Nien Cheng 

The Tale of Genji – John T. Carpenter 

The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy – Qu Lei Lei

Bruce Lee: A Life – Matthew Polly

Nights When Nothing Happened – Simon Han

The Wangs vs. the World – Jade Chang

To Hold Up the Sky – Cixin Liu

Wandering Mind and Metaphysical Thoughts - Gao Xingjian

The Double Happiness Cookbook –Trevor Lui

Asian-American – Dale Talde 

India – Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Crying in H Mart – Michelle Zauner

Buddhisms – John S. Strong

Bestiary – K-Ming Chang

Speak, Okinawa - Elizabeth Miki Brina

Last Night at the Telegraph Club – Malinda Lo

Super Fake Love Song - David Yoon 

The Pepper Thai Cookbook –  Pepper Teigen

Dial A for Aunties – Jesse Q. Sutanto

The God Equation – Michio Kaku

Whereabouts – Jhumpa Lahiri

A Taste for Love – Jennifer Yen

Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang

Yolk – Mary H.K. Choi

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

Wicked Fox – Kat Cho

Dragon Pearl – Yoon Ha Lee

Almost American Girl – Robin Ha 

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me – Mariko Tamaki 

Superman Smashes the Klan – Gene Luen Yang 

Fullmetal Alchemist –  Hiromu Arakawa

My Hero Academia – Kōhei Horikoshi

One-Punch Man – One 

The Promised Neverland –  Kaiu Shirai

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon – Kat Zhang 

A Different Pond – Bao Phi


in Chinese:

Journey to the West – Wu Cheng-En

Romance of the Three Kingdoms – Luo Guan-Zhong 

Dream of the Red Chamber – Cao Xue-Qin

Water Margin – Shi Nai-An

The Flying Egret – Sharon Jao

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

Huan Le – Mo Yan



Crazy Rich Asians

Ip Man

The Swordsman

The Farewell

The Mindy Project

The Night of

Lust, Caution



Iron Protector 

The Burmese Harp

The Drummer 



Twenty-four Eyes

The Chinese Exclusion Act


The Namesake

Kiki’s Delivery Service

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