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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with the Boston Public Library

📚 The BPL has released a curated booklist in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May.

Reading room at Boston Public Library Central Library

Find the AAPI booklist online or at your neighborhood’s library branch.

Photo by @ma_nushi

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.

See the full booklist.

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