Asian Pacific American Stories for Children

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The Library of Congress offers more context about this celebration here. Below, Trove Librarian Tata has curated a list of books that honor the experiences and contributions of Asian/Pacific Islander Americans. These stories highlight Asian/Pacific Islander American cultures, traditions, experiences and more–allowing us to share in our common humanity.

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
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Lizard’s Tale by Weng Wei Chan
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The Ocean Calls: A Haenyo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho
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The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp by Barry Denenberg
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Nadia’s Hands by Karen English
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Keep It Together, Keiko Carter by Debbi Michiko Florence
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Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale & Mika Song
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Brother Rabbit: a Cambodian Tale by Minfong Ho
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Hush!: A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
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Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang
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Yoshi’s Feast by Kimiko Kajikawa
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Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim
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The Paper Boat by Thao Lam
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Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee
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Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee
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Woodpecker Girl by Chingyen Liu & I-Tsun Shiang
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Go to Sleep, Gecko! by Margaret Read MacDonald
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The Firekeeper’s Son by Linda Sue Park
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Nina Soni, Former Best Friend by Kashmira Sheth
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Grandmother School by Rina Singh
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111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh
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A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
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Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki
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Nine-in-One, Grr! Grr!: a Folktale From the Hmong People of Laos by Blia Xiong
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The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang
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Front Desk by Kelly Yang
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My Day with Gong Gong by Sennah Yee
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