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

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All
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
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind
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
384 Pages
Labyrinth Road

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

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

She Persisted: Patsy Mink
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
80 Pages
Philomel Books

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