Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resource Center

We’re celebrating our Asian American and Pacific Islander authors, illustrators, and creators this month (and every month)! Keep reading to discover new books and revisit your favorites!


Starting conversations about racial bias can be difficult and uncomfortable. If you are looking for resources to support the AAPI community, see below.

Addressing Anti-Asian Racism with StudentsShop Asian Owned Bookstores
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has a great list of resources on How to Teach AAPI History and How to Address Anti-Asian Racism with Students. This includes a TED Talk from Liz Kleinrock, an Asian American 4th grade teacher who talks through a real conversation she had with her students about Anti-Asian racism.
Fierce Reads put together this list of Asian owned bookstores to shop indies and support the API community. For a more extensive list of Asian owned bookstores by state, visit We Need Diverse Books.

Books by AAPI Creators
with Discussion Guides

The Runaway Belly Button by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song – Download Activity Kit
Red Rover by Richard Ho; illustrated by Katherine Roy – Download Discussion Guide
Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai – Download Discussion Guide
Bad Kitty Series by Nick Bruel – Download Activity Kits
The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi – Download Discussion Guide
Displacement by Kiku Hughes – Download Discussion Guide
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur – Download Discussion Guide

New Books by AAPI Creators

Scroll through the rows below to discover even more books by AAPI creators.

Picture Books

Middle Grade Books

Young Adult Books

Graphic Novels