Books by AAPI Authors to Read this Month and Beyond

Books by AAPI Authors to Read this Month and Beyond

During the month of May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. This year it is especially important to support our fellow Asian American and Pacific Islander people. To celebrate and uplift them, here are 20 released and upcoming books by AAPI authors (and in a variety of genres) you can read this year.   My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. …

5×5: Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

5×5: Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Welcome back to another installment of our series 5×5 in which we ask five authors of similar backgrounds, five questions. This month, to celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month we spoke with incredible authors such as, Brian Tashima, Alka Joshi,  Julia Kagawa, Mary Choy and Seema Giri.   image via NSVRC Brian Tashima, independently published his four volume young adult/sci-fi fantasy series, The Joel Suzuki Series. As a sensitive sixteen-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome living in a single-parent home, Joel leads a stressful life full of bullies, bad grades and money woes. Figuring that stardom will solve all of his problems, …