May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month). It’s a time to celebrate and honor the traditions, contributions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To mark the occasion, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite books by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. There are 35 books here, and it’s a small sampling of the great work available. We encourage readers to read work from these authors not just this month, but all year long. Join us in celebrating, and dive in!
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life follows the lives of four male friends as their careers unfold, their relationships shift, and they deal with their pasts. Pro tip: Have some Kleenex handy.
The Farm by Joanne Ramos
This book hits shelves in early May and we know you don’t want to miss it. Travel to the Hudson Valley to meet Jane, a Filipino immigrant preparing to become a Host at the Farm.