AANHPI Month – Represent Asian Stories

By Kat La Mantia | April 12 2023 | AdultsChildren'sBlogGeneralAllGift

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This May, celebrate the many cultures and stories within the AANHPI community with books by authors of Asian, East Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage and cultures.

Discover more books by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander authors and share these incredible narratives year-round. Find some of our favorites below, and explore even more by clicking into our title lists. Uplift AANHPI voices, this month and every month!

 

AANHPI Month – Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction/Gift

AANHPI Month – Children’s

AANHPI Month – Food and Drink

AANHPI Month – Graphic Novels

 

Asian American Histories of the United States
978-0-8070-1271-0
“An essential and illuminating resource.” —BooklistAn inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history
$18.95 US
Apr 25, 2023
6 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
Beacon Press

Amazing
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All
978-0-593-52543-2
From Olympic ice dancing medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani, this beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world.
$18.99 US
Apr 18, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Love Japan
Recipes from our Japanese American Kitchen [A Cookbook]
978-1-9848-6052-1
Discover comforting homestyle Japanese American cuisine with 100 unique, simple, and tasty recipes from the owners of the innovative Brooklyn restaurant Shalom Japan
$30.00 US
May 16, 2023
7-7/16 x 9
Hardcover
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Lei Aloha
Celebrating the Vibrant Flowers and Lei of Hawai'i
978-1-9848-6089-7
Explore Hawaiian culture through the art of lei making with flower inspirations and gorgeous photography from stylist, fashion designer, and local island icon Meleana Estes.
$32.50 US
Apr 25, 2023
8 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

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

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen
Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook
978-0-593-13970-7
100+ fresh, plant-based, umami-packed recipes that show the range of traditional and modern Chinese vegan cuisine from the creator of The Plant-Based Wok.
$35.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
7-7/16 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Horse Barbie
A Memoir
978-0-593-44588-4
The dazzling, heartfelt memoir of a trans pageant queen from the Philippines who went back into the closet to model in New York City—until she realized that living her truth was the only way to step into her full power.
$28.00 US
May 30, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
The Dial Press

Always Anjali
978-0-593-64883-4
Meet Anjali! She's the spunky star of this picture book with a timeless message about appreciating what makes us special and honoring our different identities.
$18.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
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

Crying in H Mart
A Memoir
978-1-9848-9895-1
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American. •  "In losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself.” —NPR
$17.00 US
Mar 28, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
256 Pages
Vintage

Danbi's Favorite Day
978-0-451-47893-1
The sequel to the Asian Pacific American Honor winner.
$18.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
9 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Meat Free Mowgli
Simple & Delicious Plant-Based Indian Meals
978-1-84899-411-9
Star TV chef and restaurant owner Nisha Katona applies her trademark fresh, spice-packed and family-friendly modern Indian culinary style to vegan and veggie food.
$29.95 US
Dec 13, 2022
7-7/16 x 9-11/16
Hardcover
208 Pages
Nourish

Minor Feelings
An Asian American Reckoning
978-1-9848-2038-9
A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged exploration of the psychological condition of being Asian American, by an award-winning poet and essayist
$18.00 US
Mar 02, 2021
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
224 Pages
One World

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone
978-0-593-31055-7
In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal for When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller offers a gripping and emotional story about friendship, bullying, and the possiblity that there's more in the universe than just us.
$8.99 US
May 02, 2023
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
304 Pages
Yearling
Age 8-12 years

Simply Korean
Easy Recipes for Korean Favorites That Anyone Can Make
978-0-7440-6352-3
New to cooking? Don’t worry about it! You can cook Korean like a pro.
$32.00 US
Dec 20, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
DK

They Called Us Enemy
978-1-60309-450-4
New York Times Bestseller!A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
$19.99 US
Jul 16, 2019
6-1/2 x 9
Paperback
208 Pages
Top Shelf Productions

How We Say I Love You
978-0-593-42839-9
In this heartwarming picture book, an Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words.
$18.99 US
Dec 13, 2022
10 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

The Asian Home Kitchen
Fresh, vibrant dishes from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto
978-1-84899-408-9
An award-winning collection of over 110 modern and delectable recipes from across Asia
$24.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
7-2/5 x 9-3/5
Hardcover
256 Pages
Nourish

Kengo Kuma: Portland Japanese Garden
978-0-8478-6466-9
A detailed examination of the beautiful and sensitively realized addition to the famed Portland Japanese Garden by contemporary Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
$45.00 US
Apr 23, 2019
7-7/8 x 9-7/8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Rizzoli Electa

A Life of Service: The Story of Senator Tammy Duckworth
978-1-5362-2205-0
Thai American creators portray the inspirational and barrier-breaking life of Senator Tammy Duckworth in a picture-book tribute to an extraordinary woman.Senator Tammy Duckworth has logged a long list of “firsts” during her tenure as the first Thai American woman elected to Congress, including being the first woman with a disability to serve in the House and Senate. But while she dreamed of serving her country from a young age, Tammy’s path was not without its challenges. In this dramatic account, award-winning creators Christina Soontornvat and Dow Phumiruk chronicle Tammy’s journey. From her childhood fight to keep her family from homelessness, to her service in the US Army, to her recovery from grievous injuries sustained in the line of duty, Tammy never lost her determination to keep going against staggering odds. Evoking Tammy Duckworth’s spirited nature with sensitivity and joy, this uplifting account of a groundbreaking military veteran and rising political star will inspire readers to dream and achieve. Includes a time line and suggestions for further reading.
$18.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
9-5/8 x 10-5/8
Hardcover
48 Pages
Candlewick
Age 5-9 years

Cook Real Hawai'i
A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2583-4
The story of Hawaiian cooking, by a two-time Top Chef finalist and Fan Favorite, through 100 recipes that embody the beautiful cross-cultural exchange of the islands.
$35.00 US
Mar 30, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Tarot of the Divine Puzzle
An Enchanting 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
978-0-593-23514-0
A 1000-piece puzzle featuring stunning artwork from Yoshi Yoshitani's Tarot of the Divine.
$19.99 US
Nov 23, 2021
8 x 10
Game
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
978-0-525-55527-8
Malinda Lo's bestselling and National Book Award longlisted masterpiece is a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s. Now in paperback.
$11.99 US
Dec 28, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
432 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Age 14 and up

The Boba Book
Bubble Tea and Beyond
978-1-9848-2427-1
A beautifully photographed and designed cookbook and guide to the cultural phenomenon that is boba, or bubble tea--featuring recipes and reflections from The Boba Guys tea shops.
$22.00 US
Apr 07, 2020
7-7/16 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Clarkson Potter