Asian American and Pacific Islander American Herit

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) is a period for the duration of the month of May for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

In this collection, you'll find memoirs and fiction as well as books about the history of Asian immigration to the United States.

Updated May 2023

America is Not the Heart

by Elaine Castillo

Beautiful Country

by Qian Julie Wang

The Buddha in the Attic

by Julie Otsuka

The Color Of Air

by Gail Tsukiyama

Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner

Daughter Of The Moon Goddess

by Sue Lynn Tan

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

Fiona And Jane

by Jean Chen Ho

Gold Diggers

by Sanjena Sathian

Goodbye Vitamin

by Rachel Khong

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

by Jamie Ford

How Much Of These Hills Is Gold

by C Pam Zhang

If I Had Your Face

by Frances Cha

Interior Chinatown

by Charles Yu

Last Boat Out Of Shanghai

by Helen Zia

The Loneliest Americans

by Jay Caspian Kang

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong

A Place for Us

by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Speak Okinawa

by Elizabeth Miki Brina

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A Tale For The Time Being

by Ruth Ozeki

Thank You, Mr. Nixon

by Gish Jen

There's No Such Thing As An Easy Job

by Kikuko Tsumura

Things We Lost To The Water

by Eric Nguyen

Year of the Tiger

by Alice Wong