Books to read for Asian Pacific American Month

In this post by Linda Austin, she provides a great list of books to read for Asian Pacific American Month.


On Twitter and Tumblr #weneeddiversebooks has been trending so thought I’d do my part to push both diverse books and Asian Pacific American Month by posting a list of books to read. Most of these I have personally read, and I listed books by Asian-American authors and that are set in the US. Some are new, some are oldies but goodies.

For children

Anything by Grace Lin (Year of the Dog, Year of the Rat)

Anything by Allen Say (The Favorite Daughter, Tea With Milk)

Anything by Linda Sue Park (The Mulberry Project,* Bee-Bim Bop)

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki

The Two Mrs. Gibsons* by Toyomi Igus

Kira Kira and The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata (middle-school grade)

1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara (middle school)

For older kids and also adults

The Red Kimono* by…

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