Exploring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Librarian picks in the catalog

We're having a special display of books at your local library during the month of May, with many titles for all ages, as seen in the scrolling list below. (You can also view an interactive list in our catalog, where you can filter for age, genre, or more, or download a PDF of the featured titles.)

Also, check out this month's Big Library ReadTastes Like War by Grace M. ChoThere will not be any waitlists or holds for this OverDrive title (available in eBook and audiobook formats) through May 17. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage resources

Reading suggestions


Newspapers and magazines

  • PressReader: Read publications from Asia as well as some from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand.

Language learning

  • Mango: Study Cantonese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Farsi, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, or Vietnamese.
  • Little Pim: Kids can learn Korean, Japanese, or Mandarin.

Encyclopedia and research articles