May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and I wanted to share some of my favorite fellow AAPI authors who are creating, writing, and telling stories you should read and add to your personal libraries…
Kids Picture Books
For younger kids who are read to or those who love reading on their own, these are just a sampling of some of my favorites written by Asian-American authors or about notable AAPI in history.
Left to Right, Top of Bottom: I am Golden, Noodles Please, Yes We Will, Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, I Love Boba, Yayoi Kusama, What’s That, A Life Made by Hand, Oh So Kind!, Let’s Go Yum Cha, and Watercress.
Tween Chapter Books
When you get into full-on chapter books (where there are minimal images and lots more words), representation becomes even more important as kids really dive into the feelings and lives of each character they follow. Here are a few favorites…
Here’s a sampling of my favorites for adults that include personal biographies, self-help, and inspiring stories of Asian Americans making an impact today.
If you have other favorites (for any age), please let me know in the comments below!