Shake Up Your Shelves this AAPI Heritage Month


Searching for some books to add to your TBR pile this month? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of books for all ages perfect for AAPI Heritage Month programming and curriculum.

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Early Readers

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

written by Joanna Ho
illustrated by Dung Ho

Eyes That Speak to the Stars

written by Joanna Ho
illustrated by Dung Ho

Punky Aloha

written and illustrated by Shar Tuiasoa

It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

written by Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Julie Morstad

When Lola Visits

written by Michelle Sterling
illustrated by Aaron Asis

Grandfather's Journey

written and illustrated by Allen Say

A Normal Pig

written and illustrated by K-Fai Steele

Hundred Years of Happiness

written by Thanhhà Lại
illustrated by Phung Nguyên Quang & Huyanh Kim Liê

Bee-bim Bop!

written by Linda Sue Park
illustrated by Ho Baek Lee

Thank You, Neighbor!

written and illustrated by Ruth Chan

The Grandmaster's Daughter

written and illustrated by Dan-ah Kim

Gigi and Ojiji

written and illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

written and illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly

Surely Surely Marisol Rainey

written and illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly

Middle Grade

Red, White, and Whole

written by Rajani LaRocca

Prairie Lotus

written by Linda Sue Park

A Duet For Home

written by Karina Yan Glaser

Hello, Universe

written by Erin Entrada Kelly

Finding Junie Kim

written by Ellen Oh

Inside Out and Back Again

written by Thanhhà Lại

Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero

written by Saadia Faruqi

Measuring Up

written by Lily LaMotte
illustrated by Ann Xu

The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish

written by Karina Yan Glaser


written by Laurence Yep

Young Adult

We Are Not Free

written by Traci Chee

This Place is Still Beautiful

written by Xixi Tian

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American

written and illustrated by Laura Gao

The Silence That Binds Us

written by Joanna Ho

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir

written and illustrated by Robin Ha

A Thousand Steps Into Night

by Traci Chee

Like a Love Story

written by Abdi Nazemian

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends

edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman


written by Kelly Yang

It's Not Like It's a Secret

written by Misa Sugiura


written and illustrated by Ryan Inzana