AAPI Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. AAPI Heritage Month 2022 will take place from Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 31.

Here are some titles to help us get to better know and understand our AAPI neighbors. Enjoy!

Tiny feet between the mountains, by Hanna Cha. (Library Catalog)

The donkey and the rock, by Demi. (Library Catalog)

One grain of rice: a mathematical folktale, by Demi. (Library Catalog)

The shady tree, by Demi. (Library Catalog)

Grandma and the great gourd: a Bengali folk tale, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. (Library Catalog / Libby)

The Star Festival, by Moni Ritchie Hadley. (Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla)

Eyes that kiss in the corners, by Joanna Ho. (Library Catalog / eBook / Audiobook / hoopla)

Eyes that speak to the stars, by Joanna Ho. (Library Catalog / Libby)

Little Kunoichi, the ninja girl, by Sanae Ishida.  (Library Catalog)

Sink or swim, by Judy Katschke. (Library Catalog)

Danbi leads the school parade, by Anna Kim. (Library Catalog / Libby)

The fearless flights of Hazel Ying Lee, by Julie Leung. (Library Catalog)

The shadow in the Moon: a tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival, by Christina Matula. (Library Catalog / hoopla)

Words to make a friend: a story in Japanese and English, by Donna Jo Napoli. (Library Catalog / Libby)

Our favorite day, by Joowon Oh. (Library Catalog)

Moon pops, by Hui-na Paek. (Library Catalog)

The night marchers and other Oceanian stories, by Iole Marie Rabor. (Library Catalog)

Wabi Sabi, by Mark Reibstein. (Library Catalog / hoopla)

Counting crocodiles, by Judy Sierra. (Library Catalog)

Gobble, gobble, slip, slop: a tale of a very greedy cat, by Meilo So. (Library Catalog)

Hana Hashimoto, sixth violin, by Cheri Uegaki. (Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla)

The elephant’s friend and other tales from ancient India, by Marcia Williams. (Library Catalog)

Amy Wu and the perfect bao, by Kat Zhang. (Library Catalog / Libby / Audiobook / Read-Along / eBook)

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