English Español
Rogers Public Library logo


English Español
Rogers Public Library logo

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 12, 2021

The must read books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month are at Rogers Public Library! May is a time to celebrate Americans with roots in Asia or the Pacific Islands. We recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for their contributions and influences in the past and present that they have made to the American culture and history. The following books touch on identity, immigration and what it means to belong. This list includes books written by Asian American and Pacific Islanders that are worthy of recognition.


The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

America is not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

In the Country by Mia Alvar

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

Behold the Many by Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

House of Many Gods by Kiana Davenport