Celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

By Caroline O'Connor | April 29 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAll

Partake in Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month by honoring and celebrating their contributions to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Celebrate this May and all year long!

 

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Who Was Bruce Lee?: A Who Was? Board Book
978-0-593-38428-2
The latest addition to the Who HQ program: board book biographies of relevant and important figures, created specifically for the preschool audience!
$7.99 US
May 03, 2022
7 x 7
Board Book
24 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 2-4 years

She Persisted: Patsy Mink
978-0-593-40288-7
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Patsy Mink!
$14.99 US
May 03, 2022
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
80 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 6-9 years

Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country
978-0-593-46305-5
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang comes a gorgeously illustrated picture book about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights!
$18.99 US
May 03, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

Luli and the Language of Tea
978-0-8234-4614-8
Though they may speak different languages, kids from all over the world come together to enjoy the shared pastime of tea in this delicious book for young readers. 
$18.99 US
May 24, 2022
9-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 3-7 years

Sona and the Wedding Game
978-1-68263-435-6
Experience the magic of an Indian wedding in story about a girl playing a fun, traditional game on her sister’s wedding day.
$8.99 US
Jun 14, 2022
10-5/8 x 9-7/8
Paperback
32 Pages
Peachtree
Age 4-8 years

Mommy's Hometown
978-1-5362-1332-4
When a young boy and his mother travel overseas to her childhood home in Korea, the town is not as he imagined. Will he be able to see it the way Mommy does?This gentle, contemplative picture book about family origins invites us to ponder the meaning of home. A young boy loves listening to his mother describe the place where she grew up, a world of tall mountains and friends splashing together in the river. Mommy’s stories have let the boy visit her homeland in his thoughts and dreams, and now he’s old enough to travel with her to see it for himself. But when mother and son arrive, the town is not as he imagined. Skyscrapers block the mountains, and crowds hurry past. The boy feels like an outsider—until they visit the river where his mother used to play, and he sees that the spirit and happiness of those days remain. Sensitively pitched to a child’s-eye view, this vivid story honors the immigrant experience and the timeless bond between parent and child, past and present.
$17.99 US
Apr 12, 2022
8-7/16 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years

All You Need
978-0-8234-4329-1
A little girl grows up to be an accomplished artist in this sumptuously illustrated book about the small things that lead to a rich and fulfilling life.
$18.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
10 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 4-8 years

Let's Go to Taekwondo!
A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards
978-0-8234-5117-3
Yoomi wants a yellow belt. But she's afraid to break the board. Grandma to the rescue!
$8.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
8 x 10
Paperback
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 3-7 years

I'll Go and Come Back
978-1-5362-0717-0
A tender, beautifully illustrated story about a girl in America and her grandmother in India, whose love stretches between languages and cultures—and across the world.When Jyoti visits her grandmother halfway around the world, she is overwhelmed by the differences between India and home. At first she feels lonely and out of place, but soon, despite a language barrier, she and Sita Pati are able to understand each other. They form a bond—looking at books together, making designs with colored sand, shopping at the market, playing games, eating chapatis, and sipping warm milk with saffron to bring sweet dreams. When it’s time to part, Jyoti doesn’t want to leave, but then she remembers that in Tamil, people don’t say goodbye, they say “I’ll go and come back.” Sure enough, the two reunite the next summer when Pati visits Jyoti in America, and it’s Jyoti’s turn to make her grandmother feel welcome. Can they create some special memories that will last until the next time they see each other?
$18.99 US
Mar 29, 2022
10-5/8 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years

Love in the Library
978-1-5362-0430-8
Set in an incarceration camp where the United States cruelly detained Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving love story finds hope in heartbreak.To fall in love is already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place built to make people feel like they weren’t human—that was miraculous. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast—elderly people, children, babies—now live in prison camps like Minidoka. To be who she is has become a crime, it seems, and Tama doesn’t know when or if she will ever leave. Trying not to think of the life she once had, she works in the camp’s tiny library, taking solace in pages bursting with color and light, love and fairness. And she isn’t the only one. George waits each morning by the door, his arms piled with books checked out the day before. As their friendship grows, Tama wonders: Can anyone possibly read so much? Is she the reason George comes to the library every day? Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s beautifully illustrated, elegant love story features a photo of the real Tama and George—the author’s grandparents—along with an afterword and other back matter for readers to learn more about a time in our history that continues to resonate.
$18.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
10-5/8 x 9-7/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 6-9 years

The Big Bath House
978-0-593-18195-9
A joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties.
$17.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
10 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Watercress
978-0-8234-4624-7
Caldecott Medal WinnerNewbery Honor BookAPALA Award Winner Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage. New England Book Award WinnerA New York Times Best Children’s Book of the YearA Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
$18.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
11 x 8-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 4-8 years

Fatima's Great Outdoors
978-1-9848-1695-5
An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping
$17.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Kokila
Age 4-8 years

First Generation
Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6076-7
In this stunning exploration of identity through food, the blogger behind Little Fat Boy presents 80 recipes that defined his childhood as a first-generation Taiwanese American growing up in the Midwest.
$32.50 US
Oct 25, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Under Coconut Skies
Feasts & Stories from the Philippines
978-1-925811-68-1
A book of feasts filled with vibrant and kaleidoscopic Filipino flavors.
$35.00 US
Oct 19, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
272 Pages
Smith Street Books

Penang Local
Cult Recipes From the Streets That Make the City
978-1-922417-00-8
The best recipes from Penang, an island obsessed with food.
$35.00 US
May 04, 2021
7-3/5 x 9-3/5
Hardcover
224 Pages
Smith Street Books

Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill
Classic Recipes for Seafood and Meats Cooked over Charcoal [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-5724-8
60 vibrant recipes proving that Asian roadside barbecue is just as easy, delicious, and crowd-pleasing as American-style backyard grilling.
$30.00 US
Mar 31, 2020
8 x 10
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Ayla
A Feast of Nepali Dishes from Terai, Hills and Himalayas
978-0-241-53577-6
Celebrate the vibrant flavours of Nepal with this unique range of recipes from MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah.The rich and diverse flavours of Nepal have often been overshadowed by the noise of cuisines from neighbouring countries, India and China. Popular chef and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah, is here to set the record straight and put Nepali cuisine firmly on the map with his first cookbook, Ayla.Featuring 60 flavoursome recipes, home cooks can experience Nepali and Himalayan cuisine in their own kitchens, with dishes inspired by the produce of Nepal's rivers and mountains. Alongside Santosh's own stories from the country, he shares the history of certain foods, from zingy chutneys and traditional chicken momos to mouthwatering wild mushroom soup.Whether you are a cooking novice or an advanced chef looking to experiment with new flavours, Ayla offers plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration to fill your plate. With easy-to-follow recipes, stunning imagery and Santosh's culinary wisdom, you will begin an adventure from your own kitchen. So sharpen your kitchen skills and experience a taste of Nepal.
$25.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
7-7/16 x 9-11/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK

Ayla
A Feast of Nepali Dishes from Terai, Hills and Himalayas
978-0-241-53577-6
Celebrate the vibrant flavours of Nepal with this unique range of recipes from MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah.The rich and diverse flavours of Nepal have often been overshadowed by the noise of cuisines from neighbouring countries, India and China. Popular chef and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah, is here to set the record straight and put Nepali cuisine firmly on the map with his first cookbook, Ayla.Featuring 60 flavoursome recipes, home cooks can experience Nepali and Himalayan cuisine in their own kitchens, with dishes inspired by the produce of Nepal's rivers and mountains. Alongside Santosh's own stories from the country, he shares the history of certain foods, from zingy chutneys and traditional chicken momos to mouthwatering wild mushroom soup.Whether you are a cooking novice or an advanced chef looking to experiment with new flavours, Ayla offers plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration to fill your plate. With easy-to-follow recipes, stunning imagery and Santosh's culinary wisdom, you will begin an adventure from your own kitchen. So sharpen your kitchen skills and experience a taste of Nepal.
$25.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
7-7/16 x 9-11/16
Hardcover
224 Pages
DK

50 Easy Indian Curries
978-1-922417-58-9
Discover 50 delicious curries from the kitchens across India. 
$19.95 US
Mar 22, 2022
7-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
136 Pages
Smith Street Books

Nyoman Masriadi
Telepathy Contact
978-88-918223-0-7
The work of Nyoman Masriadi, one of the leading Indonesian contemporary artists from the post-Suharto era.
$90.00 US
Dec 01, 2020
9-1/2 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli

Chaat
Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2388-5
Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan.
$32.50 US
Oct 06, 2020
7-7/16 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
272 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Patterns of India
A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan
978-0-525-57709-6
It's the trip of a lifetime--a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world.
$30.00 US
Mar 03, 2020
7 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
288 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook
Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot®
978-0-525-65579-4
Master Indian cooking at home with more than seventy recipes from the multi-James Beard Award-winning author who "introduced the world to Indian food" (Epicurious).
$22.00 US
May 07, 2019
7 x 9
Hardcover
192 Pages
Knopf

Dosa Kitchen
Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food: A Cookbook
978-0-451-49910-3
The first cookbook dedicated to making dosas at home, with 50 recipes for batters, fillings, and accompaniments.
$18.99 US
Jun 05, 2018
7 x 9
Hardcover
144 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Mowgli Street Food
Stories and recipes from the Mowgli Street Food restaurants
978-1-84899-326-6
This is real Indian food; the bright, fresh, light, herb- and spice-lifted food that Indians eat in their own homes. Extremely healthy, often vegan, and packed with fresh flavour, it's not your parents' Indian food.
$24.95 US
Apr 17, 2018
7-3/8 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
224 Pages
Nourish

Tasting Vietnam
Flavors and Memories from My Grandmother's Kitchen
978-0-8478-6918-3
This beautifully designed guide to Vietnamese home cooking and comfort food goes beyond restaurant fare to explore the vibrant, fresh flavors of a cuisine whose popularity is rising rapidly. 
$37.50 US
Sep 28, 2021
8-1/4 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Rizzoli

Street Food Vietnam
Noodles, salads, pho, spring rolls, banh mi & more
978-1-925811-04-9
Vietnamese street food is - inarguably - one of the world's most dynamic cuisines. This book brings the flavor and spirit of those bustling streets to your home.
$27.50 US
May 28, 2019
7-5/8 x 10-3/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Smith Street Books

Vietnamese Food Any Day
Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors [A Cookbook]
978-0-399-58035-2
Delicious, fresh Vietnamese food is at your fingertips any night of the week thanks to the 80 accessible, easy recipes in Vietnamese Food Any Day.
$24.99 US
Feb 05, 2019
7-7/16 x 9
Hardcover
240 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Pho Cookbook
Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles
978-1-60774-958-5
Veteran author (4 titles, more than 130,000 copies sold) and Vietnamese cooking authority Andrea Nguyen demystifies pho, the infinitely popular noodle and soup, with more than 50 recipes.
$22.00 US
Feb 07, 2017
8 x 9
Hardcover
168 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Banh Mi Handbook
Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches [A Cookbook]
978-1-60774-533-4
A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations.
$16.99 US
Jul 08, 2014
8-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
132 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Furoshiki
The Japanese art of wrapping with fabric
978-1-80092-026-2
Learn the art of furoshiki bag making, gift wrapping and clothing wraps in clear and simple steps.
$19.95 US
May 31, 2022
8-3/4 x 8-3/4
Paperback
112 Pages
Search Press

Tokyo Up Late
Iconic recipes from the city that never sleeps
978-1-922417-59-6
Eat the streets after midnight. 
$35.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
7-7/8 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
252 Pages
Smith Street Books

Kingfisher with Lotus Flower
Birds of Japan by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Other Masters of the Woodblock Print
978-3-7913-7938-8
A celebration of Japanese printmaking, birds and their habitats, and the pleasures of nature, this magnificent boxed set features more than sixty impeccably reproduced images from masters of the form.
$24.95 US
Apr 05, 2022
4-3/4 x 7
Boxed Set
274 Pages
Prestel

The Way of the Cocktail
Japanese Traditions, Techniques, and Recipes
978-0-593-13537-2
A rich, transportive guide to the world of Japanese cocktails from acclaimed bartender Julia Momosé of Kumiko.
$32.00 US
Nov 09, 2021
6-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
336 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Hiroshige
Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji
978-3-7913-7918-0
This magnificent boxed set includes a silk- bound volume of stunning, accordion-fold, color reproductions of Hiroshige’s complete series, accompanied by a separate booklet with background and descriptions of each print.   
$35.00 US
Oct 19, 2021
6-3/4 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
184 Pages
Prestel

Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs
978-1-5067-1591-9
This manga adaptation of the film by legendary director Wes Anderson features a new take on the story about the banished bowsers of trash island. Here we follow a young orphan boy and his dog Spots on an adventure that all fans of the film will want to follow.
$19.99 US
Feb 25, 2020
7 x 10
Hardcover
80 Pages
Dark Horse Manga

Korean American
Food That Tastes Like Home
978-0-593-23349-8
An homage to what it means to be Korean American with delectable recipes that explore how new culinary traditions can be forged to honor both your past and your present.
$32.50 US
Mar 29, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Korean Vegan Cookbook
Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen
978-0-593-08427-4
Korean dishes, some traditional and some reimagined, from the home cook and storyteller behind @thekoreanvegan on TikTok
$35.00 US
Oct 12, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
336 Pages
Avery

Koreatown
A Cookbook
978-0-8041-8613-1
This is not your average soft-focus "journey to Asia" kind of cookbook. Koreatown is a spicy, funky, umami-packed love affair with the grit and charm of Korean cooking in America. Koreatowns around the country are synonymous with mealtime feasts and late-night chef hangouts, and Matt Rodbard and Deuki Hong show us why with stories, interviews, and over 100 delicious, super-approachable recipes.
$30.00 US
Feb 16, 2016
8 x 10
Hardcover
272 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Park Seo-Bo
Écriture
978-88-918331-7-4
This is the definitive monograph on the “godfather” of Korean contemporary art, master painter Park Seo-Bo, also the founder of Korea’s Dansaekhwa movement.
$135.00 US
Jun 28, 2022
9-4/5 x 11-4/5
Hardcover
360 Pages
Rizzoli

You've Changed
Fake Accents, Feminism, and Other Comedies from Myanmar
978-1-64622-107-3
In this electric debut essay collection, a Myanmar millennial playfully challenges us to examine the knots and complications of immigration status, eating habits, Western feminism in an Asian home, and more, guiding us toward an expansive idea of what it means to be a Myanmar woman today
$26.00 US
May 03, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Catapult

Barrioquinto
978-88-918324-1-2
The first comprehensive monograph on the life and career of the Filipino artist Andres Barrioquinto, a rising star of the contemporary Southeast Asian art scene. 
$95.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
9-1/2 x 13
Hardcover
368 Pages
Rizzoli

Textiles of Indonesia
978-3-7913-8765-9
Drawn from one of the world's leading textile collections, this magnificently presented array of traditional weavings from the Indonesian archipelago provides a unique window into the region's cultures, rites, and history.
$99.00 US
Jan 25, 2022
10 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
526 Pages
Prestel

Indian Tiles
Architectural Ceramics from Sultanate and Mughal India and Pakistan
978-3-7913-8766-6
This definitive book tells the visual history of tile decoration in the Indian subcontinent, through vibrant photography and thorough research.  
$95.00 US
Oct 05, 2021
11-1/2 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
304 Pages
Prestel

Beautiful Country
A Memoir
978-0-385-54721-5
An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautiful Country puts readers in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world. "Extraordinary…Consider this remarkable memoir a new classic."—Publishers Weekly, *Starred Review*
$28.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Doubleday

Crying in H Mart
A Memoir
978-0-525-65774-3
“A gripping, sensuous portrait of an indelible mother-daughter bond that hits all the notes: love, friction, loyalty, grief.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.
$26.95 US
Apr 20, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Knopf