Avalyn. Age: 23.
May is Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, and while of course you should be reading these books all year long, it is nice to have a dedicated time to remind ourselves to explore a unique heritage. I adore all the books on this list of chapter books for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and I think you will, too. Note: book covers and titles are affiliate links. Otter has always been in awe of his father and uncle who work for the railroad companies across the sea.
Halle. Age: 21.
10 Books We Love by Asian American Women
Today we look at 10 books we love by Asian American women authors, from groundbreaking modern classics to literary heavy-hitters to comic romps. Bow down to Queen Kingston. This blend of memoir and myth is a definitive piece of Asian American literature.
Kamryn. Age: 28.
Popular Asian Themed Books
An energetic high fantasy adventure, overflowing with Japanese folklore, from dragons, to yokai, to samurai. A military fantasy that draws on the warfare and cultural customs of Tang Dynasty China, lauded for its richly detailed politics and world-building. An epic fantasy featuring the politics, philosophy, and complex magic for which Sanderson is known and loved.
The action that follows takes readers on a journey of meta-criticism, which does well to entertain while asking some serious questions about the state of Filipino literature as a whole. The compelling confrontation of societal echelons and social norms that ensues is a captivating consideration of contemporary Indian society, and, indeed, the identities of all minorities currently living on the margins. Following on from his first novel The Gift of Rain, in much the same style, Tan Twang Eng offers up this masterfully-sculpted narrative with all his trademark mysticism and esoteric turns of phrase.