Books for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Luis Diaz | April 11 2023 | General

Every May we honor the history, society, and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We’re celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month by highlighting the important role of Asian and Asian American voices in our communities and in our classrooms. Below is a selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we invite you to share with your students.

 

Browse the elementary school collection

Amazing
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All
978-0-593-52543-2
From Olympic ice dancing medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani, this beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world.
$18.99 US
Apr 18, 2023
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind
978-0-593-56406-6
A thrilling fantasy series about a twelve year old girl who sets out to save her Shinto goddess mother—and the world—by facing down demons intent on bringing chaos.“A grand adventure.” —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven“A wild ride of a novel…hilarious.” —Sayantani DasGupta, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdom Beyond
$18.99 US
Feb 28, 2023
Hardcover
384 Pages
Labyrinth Road

Sunday Funday in Koreatown
978-0-8234-5328-3
Yoomi and Daddy are going to Koreatown today! This story celebrates family, resilience, and Korean culture.
$8.99 US
Mar 21, 2023
Paperback
40 Pages
Holiday House

Kumo
The Bashful Cloud
978-0-7352-6728-2
The uplifting journey of a bashful cloud ("kumo" in Japanese) who discovers the rewards of feeling seen.
$18.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
Hardcover
64 Pages
Tundra Books

She Persisted: Patsy Mink
978-0-593-40288-7
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Patsy Mink!
$14.99 US
May 03, 2022
Hardcover
80 Pages
Philomel Books

India's Space Odyssey
From ancient skywatchers to modern-day space missions
DK
978-0-7440-5456-9
Trace India’s journey through its space program, from its early skywatchers, the myths and legends, and the dreamers in a newly independent country, to the visionaries who continue to inspire generations to look towards the stars.
$24.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
Hardcover
152 Pages
DK Children

The Name Jar
978-0-375-80613-1
A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name. 
$18.99 US
Jul 10, 2001
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers