Celebrate AAPI Stories

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and it's the perfect opportunity to highlight the stories told by and about Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander Americans. Below are just a small selection of the many recent and upcoming titles to help you build your collection and Shake Up Your Shelves.

Bonus - scroll down to the bottom for a link to our downloadable AAPI poster and educators' guide! 

Young Readers

Kozo the Sparrow

by Allen Say

Mr. Pei's Perfect Shapes

Written by Julie Leung
Illustrated by Yifan Wu

Eyes That Weave the World's Wonders

Written by Joanna Ho and Liz Kleinrock
Illustrated by Dung Ho

Box of Dreams

Witten by Faith Kazmi
Illustrated by Christine Almeda

Gigi and Ojiji: Food For Thought

By Melissa Iwai

Middle Grade

The First State of Being

By Erin Entrada Kelly

Sona and the Golden Beasts

By Rajani LaRocca

Lion of the Sky

By Ritu Hemnani

Unhappy Camper

By Lily LaMotte
Illustrated by Ann Xu and Sunmi

Made in Asian America

By Erika Lee and Christina Soontornvat

You Are Here: Connecting Flights

Edited by Ellen Oh

The Unbeatable Lily Hong

By Diana Ma



By Traci Chee


By Vichet Chum


By Makiia Lucier