Celebrate AAPI Stories

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. From gorgeous picture books sure to make you hungry, to page-turning middle grade fantasy, to a must-read finance guide for teens and young people, there’s something on this list for every reader in your life!  

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

Young Readers

Dim Sum, Here We Come!

By Maple Lam

Finding Papa

Written by Angela Pham Krans
Illustrated by Thi Bui

Mama in Congress

Written by Rashida Tlaib, Miranda Paul, and Adam Tlaib
Illustrated by Olivia Aserr

Milloo's Mind

Written by Reem Faruqi
Illustrated by Hoda Hadadi

Year of the Cat

Witten by Richard Ho
Illustrated by Jocelyn Li Langrand

Punky Aloha

By Shar Tuiasoa

Chloe's Lunar New Year

Written by Lily LaMotte
Illustrated by Michelle Lee

Gigi and Ojiji

By Melissa Iwai

Middle Grade

Anisa's International Day

By Reem Faruqi

It's Boba Time for Pearl Li

By Nicole Chen

You Are Here: Connecting Flights

Edited by Ellen Oh

A Bit of Earth

By Karuna Riazi

In the Beautiful Country

By Jane Kuo

Morning Sun in Wuhan

By Ying Chang Compestine

Nikhil Out Loud

By Maulik Pancholy

Mirror to Mirror

By Rajani LaRocca

Hamra and the Jungle of Memories

By Hanna Alkaf

Shining a Light

Written by Veeda Bybee
Illustrated by Victo Ngai


The Cartographers

By Amy Zhang

My Flawless Life

By Yvonne Woon

This Is Not a Personal Statement

By Tracy Badua

Café Con Lychee

By Emery Lee