16 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Children’s Books
Read these books with your kids to celebrate and honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month!
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This graphic novel tells the story of Priyanka Das and her magical pashmina on a journey of self-discovery in India.
By Hena Khan
A Pakistani-American girl named Amina struggles with middle school and balancing her family’s culture at the same time.
Aru is about a girl who doesn’t feel like she belongs in her private school. Find out what happens when she accidentally frees an evil god from an ancient lamp!
AAPI Heritage Month Books for Ages 13+
A young Vietnamese boy named Ti?n tries to figure out how to communicate with his parents and let them know that he identifies as gay.
By Jen Wang
Set in Paris, Prince Sebastian feels most free and authentic when he wears dresses. Frances is the dressmaker who must keep Sebastian’s secret.
The story of two teen girls, Nishat and Flávia, who compete in a school henna art competition and develop a crush on one another.
By Robin Ha
This graphic novel is a memoir about the author’s experiences with immigration and how a comic drawing class opens up new opportunities for her.