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

By Coll Rowe | April 2 2024 | English Language ArtsSocial Studies

Every May we celebrate the rich history and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Browse a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we think your students will love.

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A Graphic Memoir of Family, Community, and the Fight for Environmental Justice
A moving graphic memoir following Eddie Ahn, an environmental justice lawyer and activist striving to serve diverse communities in San Francisco amidst environmental catastrophes, an accelerating tide of racial and economic inequality, burnout, and his family’s expectations.
$24.99 US
Apr 16, 2024
208 Pages
Ten Speed Graphic

Our Missing Hearts
Reese's Book Club (A Novel)
The Most Highly Anticipated Book of Fall 2022 from the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear
$18.00 US
Aug 22, 2023
352 Pages
Penguin Books

Green Frog
From the author of Sea Change comes a short story collection that explores Korean American womanhood, bodies, animals, and transformation as a means of survival."The stories hit, each one, and land with such seeming perfection. Chung’s book sits next to my all-time favorite story collections by masters of the craft: Karen Russell, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, George Saunders, and Ted Chiang."—Morgan Talty, award-winning author of Night of the Living Rez
$17.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
240 Pages

Coming Out as Dalit
A Memoir of Surviving India's Caste System (Updated Edition)
“…a moving personal story and a useful educational examination of persistent discrimination”—Kirkus ReviewsFor readers of Caste, the coming-of-age story of a Dalit individual that illuminates systemic injustice in India and its growing impact on US society
$29.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
264 Pages
Beacon Press

What's Eating Jackie Oh?
A Korean American teen tries to balance her dream to become a chef with the cultural expectations of her family when she enters the competitive world of a TV cooking show. A hilarious and heartfelt YA novel from the award-winning author of Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim and Re Jane.
$19.99 US
Apr 30, 2024
336 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers

Lei and the Fire Goddess
"Lei and the Fire Goddess blends preteen angst and beloved Hawaiian moʻolelo in a way that hasn't been done before." —Auliʻi Cravalho, actress and voice of Disney's Princess Moana
$17.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
304 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Ambedkar: India’s Crusader for Human Rights
It is rare in human history when one man's life changes the destiny of millions. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was one such remarkable leader.
$16.99 US
Aug 06, 2019
176 Pages