May 6, 2020 | Devin Cook
What to Read: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
In the United States, the month of May represents Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in honor of the first immigrants of Japanese descent and their arrival to American soil in May of 1843. It also commemorates the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869, built by a majority of Chinese immigrant workers. One of the ways we can celebrate and honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is by reading books about and by Asian/Pacific Americans!
Here are some other recommended titles available on Hoopla:
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan
Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Plus, the critically acclaimed novel, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, book 1 of the Crazy Rich Asians series, currently has unlimited checkouts in KY Unbound.