Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Raisa Masood  //  May 2, 2019

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we are celebrating by adding more books to our TBR pile, of course! The U.S. Congress originally chose this month to commemorate Japanese- and Chinese-American contributions in the 19th century, but has since extended the honor to Pacific Islanders and those originating anywhere from the continent of Asia. This means we have an extensive list of places and people to read about!

We’ve compiled a list for you to dive into the various cultures and experiences of those of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage. Check them out below:

Board Books & Picture Books:

Young Reader & Middle-Grade Books:

Young Adult Books:

Plus, our Scholastic News Kid Reporters have also covered stories featuring some inspiring people who are working to increase representation, sharing their stories, and helping others:

Happy reading!