Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with our Staff Recommendations!

Our library staff is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by sharing their favorite books & other media by/about Asian/Pacific Americans!

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
P.S. I Still Love You by Han, Jenny
Want by Cindy Pon

Graphic Novels:
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook (Co-author), Ryan Estrada (Co-author), Ko Hyung-Ju

A Whisker Away
Always Be My Maybe
Train to Busan
The Handmaiden
Howl’s Moving Castle
Grave of the Fireflies
Ran –  Akira Kurosawa
The Hidden Fortress

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswall
Tono Monogatari by Shigeru Mizuki
Nineteen by Annco
Umma’s Table by Yeon-Sik Hone
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Private Lessons by Cynthia Salasay
There’s Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Severance by Ling Ma
The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Descender by Jeff Lemire (Illustrated by Dustin Nguyen)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu (Illustrated by Sana Takeda)

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.  

On earth we’re briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Island of sea women by Lisa See
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Graphic Novels:
Monstress by Marjorie Liu
Boxers & Saints / Gene Luen Yang

Film & TV:
Spa night

Expectations / Hayley Kiyoko

Novels and Graphic Novels:
Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake
Severance by Ling Ma
Monstress. Volume one, Awakening by Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist ; Rus Wooton, lettering & design ; Jennifer M. Smith, editor ; Ceri Riley, editorial assistant
Boxers & saints by Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
The ghost bride / Yangsze Choo
They called us enemy written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker

Into the Badlands
Killing Eve

For more recommendations, check out this older blog post!

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