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Colorful Pattern

A Reading List of Books

focusing on the Asian American & Pacific Islander diaspora

While there are many books about Asian heritage and traditions abroad, this project aims to provide a comprehensive list of books focusing on the narratives of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the U.S. What are the Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences? How do they differ from each other? 

Like most BIPOC stories, AAPI stories were long neglected by American school systems. With this list, the hope is that forgotten stories of Asian American and Pacific Islanders are incorporated into the academic programs across the country, and the missing pieces of AAPI identity are restored as part of the U.S. identity. 

Updated May 3, 2024: Make Us Visible has created an AANHIP reading list. To find more up to date books for K to 8th grade, click here to see the list

For 9th to adults, click here to see list. 

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