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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Books

This guide provides resources in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrated each May.

Fiction eBooks


Dust of Eden

Eat Everything Before You Die

I Hotel

No-No Boy

Little Anodynes: Poems

American Knees

Out of the Dust: New and Selected Poems

Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography

Phoenix Eyes

Rosebud and Other Stories

Scent of Apples: A Collection of Stories

The Bread of Salt and Other Stories

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

The Republics

Thousand Star Hotel

Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and America

When a Lawyer Falls in Love

When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities

Yokohama, California

Nonfiction eBooks

Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple

Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Growing up Brown: Memoirs of a Filipino American

Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families and Their Passage from India to America

Begin Here: Reading Asian North American Autobiographies of Childhood

Writing from These Roots: Literacy in a Hmong-American Community

A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i

Second-Generation Korean Americans: The Struggle for Full Inclusion

Pacific Citizens : Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II ERA

In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-Generation South Asians Traverse a Transnational World

Islanders in the Empire

In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West

I Respectfully Dissent: A Biography of Edward H. Nakamura

Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans

Yellow Power, Yellow Soul

Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of Collaborations

Ancestry of Experience: A Journey into Hawaiian Way of Knowing

After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics

Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

America is in the Heart: A Personal History

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