May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Boston Public Library is helping our community celebrate with a new reading list.
The list is curated by library staff, with 75 titles that explore the experiences of AAPI communities nationwide. There’s a story for every reader, from children’s books to memoirs and literary fiction.
Here are just a few recommendations to check out:
- “Our Missing Hearts” by Celeste Ng | The Cambridge-based author tells the fictional story of 12-year-old Bird setting out to find his mother, a Chinese American poet who left when he was nine years old.
- “All My Rage” by Sabaa Tahir | This young adult novel follows the friendship of two working-class Pakistani American teens growing up in California.
- “What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma” by Stephanie Foo | An acclaimed journalist explores her life in the context of the intergenerational traumas prevalent in Asian American communities.