Books for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Luis Diaz | April 11 2023 | General

Every May we honor the history, society, and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We’re celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month by highlighting the important role of Asian and Asian American voices in our communities and in our classrooms. Below is a selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we invite you to share with your students.


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Time Is a Mother
The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong
$25.00 US
Apr 05, 2022
128 Pages
Penguin Press

Crying in H Mart
A Memoir
In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.
$17.00 US
Mar 28, 2023
256 Pages

Brown Girls
A Novel
A “boisterous and infectious debut novel” (The Guardian) about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York—a tenderly observed, fiercely poetic love letter to a modern generation of brown girls.
$17.00 US
Nov 15, 2022
256 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Asian American Histories of the United States
An inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history
$26.95 US
Aug 02, 2022
240 Pages
Beacon Press

This New York Times Bestseller features a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone.
$8.99 US
Apr 18, 2023
208 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim
A multicultural teen struggles to fit into her elite prep school, her diverse Queens neighborhood, and even her own home. A hilarious, poignant, and powerful YA novel from the award-winning author of Re Jane.
$18.99 US
Feb 21, 2023
304 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers

A Story of a People, Their Faith and Culture
$50.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
324 Pages