Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with Recommended Reading!


” Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture.”

– Library of Congress

Asian/Pacific American describes a U.S. citizen or resident whose origin is from the continent of Asia or the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, or Polynesia (U.S. Department of Education, n.d.). In a 2019 estimate by the U.S. Census, there were over 19 million Asians and an additional 650,000 Hawaiian or Pacific Islander individuals living in the United States.

The titles below offer just some of the experiences of the vastly diverse Asian/Pacific American community. They are available to loan at Fraser Hall Library or via IDS.

  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  • A Different Pond by Bao Phi, ill. by Thi Bui
  • The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott, ill. by Harmony Becker
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang