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BookTrail Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  • Submitted: 5th May 2022

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In the USA, May is the month when booklovers all over the land celebrate the heritage, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the world of fiction!

Well, do you need an excuse to seek out more exciting writers? There are SO MANY good books either set in Asia or by writers of Asian descent in some way. Writers from different backgrounds and cultures bring us stories that you wouldn’t get anywhere else and not in the same way.  You get to go to countries, meet people from different cultures and live in those cultures that you would not perhaps get to know otherwise.

So, in the USA or not – here’s a little taste of AAPI writing….

Pacific Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Books by AAPI writers

Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

CHINA/BEJING

The Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

1960s: A teenage girl becomes a poster child for the country’s Cultural Revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

Peach Blossom Spring Melissa FuCHINA

Peach Blossom Spring By Melissa Fu

1938: An epic story of China told through the eyes of one family

 

 

 

 

 

The Fervor Alma Katsu

IDAHO

The Fervor by Alma Katsu

1940s: Chilling supernatural horror combining Japanese folklore with WW2 historical fiction

 

 

 

 

 

The Family Chao Lan Samantha Chang

 

WISCONSIN

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

2000s: A modern day retelling of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.

 

 

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Travel further afield with Books set in Asia

 

So, what will you be reading to celebrate this special reading month?

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