Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is 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. Explore our resources.

AAPI Lists for Children & Teens

APALA Picture Book Winners

These picture books are Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association winners and honorees for their celebration of culture and heritage.

Picture Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Stories about homes near and far, as well as family and friends.

For Teens: Asian American & Pacific Islander Month (AAPI)

These novels & graphic novels for teens explore Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures, often with a focus on friendship and romance.

Chapter Books for Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

Experience the lives of students who grapple with all the usual challenges of growing up, along with discovering their cultural identities.

AAPI Features/Resources

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.

Learn an Asian Language

Mango Languages and Transparent Language has plenty of Asian language options for you to learn! You must have your library card to begin using.

Mango Languages

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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