Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been designated as a time to celebrate and explore the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

All Ages AAP List

Asian American & Pacific Islander Month (AAPI) for All Ages

These items from our collections can serve as introductions.


AAPI Resources

AAPI Features/Resources

Happening Now: May 1-May 31

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander voices through reading.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Kanopy

Check out Kanopy's collection of Asian American Pacific Islander movies & documentaries. You must have a library card to view.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

A museum without walls: An innovative, community-centered museum experiences throughout the United States and beyond.
Beginner Japanese language learner writing Hello word in Japanese hiragana characters on a notebook close-up shot

Learn an Asian Language this month on Mango Languages

  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Hawaiian
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Shanghainese
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

You must have a library card to log into Mango Languages.

Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association Book Reviews

APALA reviews books that are by Asian American and Pacific Islander American authors, and which tell diasporic Asian American and Pacific Islander stories.

Read some of the latest book reviews.

Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association Literature Awards

The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature honores and recognizes individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.

Each award is given the award seal during the annual APALA Literature Award Ceremony.

Check out the winners from this year and previous years!

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