AAPI Heritage Month - NON-FICTION

Asian-American + Pacific Islander Heritage Month - AAPI Heritage Month - NON-FICTION

Asian-American + Pacific Islander Heritage Month


May is Asian-American + Pacific Islander Heritage Month—a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 
Join us as we celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history. 
This reading list is designed to help us all learn more about the rich history, culture, and diversity of Asian-American + Pacific Islanders.

 


BROWSE ALL ASIAN-AMERICAN + PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH BOOK LISTS:

FICTION          NON-FICTION           POETRY           YOUNG ADULT          CHILDREN'S

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Fairest: A Memoir

Fairest: A Memoir Meredith Talusan
9780525561323
$18.00
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House of Sticks: A Memoir

House of Sticks: A Memoir Ly Tran
9781501118821
$17.99
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A Living Remedy: A Memoir

A Living Remedy: A Memoir Nicole Chung
9780063031616
$29.99
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Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor

Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor Anna Qu
9781646221523
$16.95
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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir E. J. Koh
9781951142278
$16.95
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Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Hawai'i O ne Summer, Other Writings (LOA #355)

Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Hawai'i O ne Summer, Other Writings (LOA #355) Maxine Hong Kingston, Viet Thanh Nguyen
9781598537246
$45.00
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Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo

Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo Jo Koy
9780062969972
$17.99
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Oh My Mother!: A Memoir in Nine Adventures

Oh My Mother!: A Memoir in Nine Adventures Connie Wang
9780593490921
$28.00
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One Jump at a Time: My Story

One Jump at a Time: My Story Nathan Chen
9780063280526
$25.99
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Palimpsest: Documents From a Korean Adoption

Palimpsest: Documents From a Korean Adoption Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom
9781770463301
$24.95
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Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict

Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict Sam Louie
9781949481686
$18.95
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Secret Harvests: A Hidden Story of Separation and the Resilience of a Family Farm

Secret Harvests: A Hidden Story of Separation and the Resilience of a Family Farm David Mas Masumoto, Patricia Miye Wakida
9781636280776
$26.00
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Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir

Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir Kat Chow
9781538716335
$18.99
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Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Phuc Tran
9781250826619
$19.99
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Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir

Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir Elizabeth Miki Brina
9781984898463
$18.00
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Tastes Like War: A Memoir

Tastes Like War: A Memoir Grace M. Cho
9781952177941
$17.95
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We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story

We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story Simu Liu
9780063046504
$19.99
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You're That Bitch: & Other Cute Lessons About Being Unapologetically Yourself

You're That Bitch: & Other Cute Lessons About Being Unapologetically Yourself Bretman Rock
9780358694106
$29.99
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101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes

101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes Jet Tila
9781624143823
$22.99
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East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing [American Measurements]

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing [American Measurements] Meera Sodha
9781250750730
$35.00
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First Generation: Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home [A Cookbook]

First Generation: Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home [A Cookbook] Frankie Gaw
9781984860767
$32.50
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Simply Korean: Easy Recipes for Korean Favorites That Anyone Can Make

Simply Korean: Easy Recipes for Korean Favorites That Anyone Can Make Aaron Huh
9780744063523
$32.00
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Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More

Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More Hsiao-Ching Chou
9781632174550
$24.95
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The Five Elements Cookbook: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine with Recipes for Everyday Healing

The Five Elements Cookbook: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine with Recipes for Everyday Healing Zoey Xinyi Gong, Cassie Zhang
9780358622192
$35.00
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Have You Eaten Yet: Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World

Have You Eaten Yet: Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World Cheuk Kwan
9781639363346
$27.95
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Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family Rabia Chaudry
9781643750385
$29.00
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Modern Asian Baking at Home: Essential Sweet and Savory Recipes for Milk Bread, Mochi, Mooncakes, and More; Inspired by the Subtle Asian Baking Community

Modern Asian Baking at Home: Essential Sweet and Savory Recipes for Milk Bread, Mochi, Mooncakes, and More; Inspired by the Subtle Asian Baking Community Kat Lieu
9780760374283
$24.99
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Ever-Green Vietnamese: Super-Fresh Recipes, Starring Plants from Land and Sea [A Plant-Based Cookbook]

Ever-Green Vietnamese: Super-Fresh Recipes, Starring Plants from Land and Sea [A Plant-Based Cookbook] Andrea Nguyen, Aubrie Pick
9781984859853
$35.00
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Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood

Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood Qian Julie Wang
9780593313008
$18.00
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Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang
9780358508090
$28.99
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Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart: A Memoir

Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart: A Memoir Jen Sookfong Lee
9780771025211
$18.95
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Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life

Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life Alice Wong
9780593315392
$17.00
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Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists Chenxing Han
9781623175238
$17.95
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Biting the Hand: Growing Up Asian in Black and White America

Biting the Hand: Growing Up Asian in Black and White America Julia Lee
9781250824677
$26.99
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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Thi Bui
9781419718786
$19.99
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They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker
9781603094504
$19.99
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The Loneliest Americans

The Loneliest Americans Jay Caspian Kang
9780525576235
$18.00
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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cathy Park Hong
9781984820389
$18.00
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The Opium Queen: The Untold Story of the Rebel Who Ruled the Golden Triangle

The Opium Queen: The Untold Story of the Rebel Who Ruled the Golden Triangle Gabrielle Paluch
9781538131978
$26.95
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Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery, and Escape from the Cambodian Genocide

Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery, and Escape from the Cambodian Genocide Mae Bunseng Taing, James Taing
9798886450187
$26.95
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Bridge to the Sun: The Secret Role of the Japanese Americans Who Fought in the Pacific in World War II

Bridge to the Sun: The Secret Role of the Japanese Americans Who Fought in the Pacific in World War II Bruce Henderson, Gerald Yamada
9780525655817
$35.00
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Ghosts Of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Ghosts Of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad Gordon H. Chang
9780358331810
$16.99
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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life Ali Wong
9780525508854
$18.00
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How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents Jimmy O. Yang, Mike Judge
9780306903519
$17.99
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Sidesplitter: How To Be From Two Worlds At Once

Sidesplitter: How To Be From Two Worlds At Once Phil Wang
9781529350319
$19.99
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Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time

Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time Natalie Hodges
9781942658979
$17.99
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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fumi Nakamura
9781571313652
$25.00
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Making a Scene

Making a Scene Constance Wu
9781982188542
$29.00
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Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City

Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City Jane Wong
9781953534675
$27.95
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Mott Street: A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming

Mott Street: A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming Ava Chin
9780525557371
$29.00
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Stay True: A Memoir

Stay True: A Memoir Hua Hsu
9780385547772
$26.00
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Michelle Zauner
9781984898951
$17.00
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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life Ali Wong
9780525508854
$18.00
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Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend Graham Russell Gao Hodges
9781641608831
$16.99
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Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee Shannon Lee
9781250206701
$18.99
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Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans Jenny Wang
9781538708002
$29.00
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What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma

What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma Stephanie Foo
9780593238127
$18.00
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one long listening: a memoir of grief, friendship, and spiritual care

one long listening: a memoir of grief, friendship, and spiritual care Chenxing Han
9781623177850
$17.95
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Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption

Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption Vinh Chung, Tim Downs
9780718037499
$19.99
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Sho-Time: The Inside Story of Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played

Sho-Time: The Inside Story of Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played Jeff Fletcher
9781635767971
$27.99
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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
9781501126444
$20.00
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