Start You Summer Reading with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Looking for a book to start your summer reading? Check out Trexler Library’s new reading list honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! The list has something for everyone: novels, short stories, poems, plays, memoirs, biographies, and historical nonfiction. It includes both adult and juvenile books, in print and electronic form. Some highlights are the modern classic The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Pulitzer Prize winning Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, and the memoir by Leilani Holmes, Ancestry of Experience: A Journey into Hawaiian Ways of Knowing.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated each May in recognition of the culture, traditions, and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. Trexler Library’s curated reading list aims to include books that depict a wide range of Asian-American and Pacific Islander experiences.