Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

These fiction and nonfiction books for grades PreK-12 will help students learn about the cultural heritages and experiences of Asian Pacific Americans.

 Click on a region below for specialized lists of some of our favorite books with many on our shelves for purchase now.

East Asia - China,
East Asia - Japan,
East Asia - Korea,
East Asia - Taiwan, Hong Kong, Okinawa, and more,
Oceania - Hawaii, Samoa, Maori, and more,
South Asia - India, Pakistan, and more,
Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and more.

Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Stars Who Made America Amazing Cover Image
By Phil Amara, Oliver Chin, Juan Calle (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781597021500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Immedium - November 17th, 2020

Enjoy the best children's anthology of noteworthy Asian Americans. This compelling collection features 20 profiles with 60 action-packed, color illustrations.


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021 · 2021 Nerdie Award Winner · A Kirkus Children's Best B


I Am Brown Cover Image
By Ashok Banker, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373940
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Lantana Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Brown-skinned children around the world laugh, love and play together in this infectiously joyful book.

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in--of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.


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Eyes That Speak to the Stars Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063057753
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 15th, 2022

New York Times bestselling team Joanna Ho and Dung Ho present Eyes That Speak to the Stars, companion to the acclaimed Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.

“A brilliant treatise to love of self and heritage.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


$18.99
SKU: 9780593463055s
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