May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage month, and in honor of this, we have put together a list of recent titles by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander decent. We are aware that Covid-19 has brought particular hardship to our Asian American communities — we stand with you against racism, hate, and discrimination.
We believe kids need to see characters who look like they do in stories, and we strive to have a collection that allows all children to see themselves in books. We hope that these titles can offer kids who may not often see themselves reflected in the media, the chance to imagine starring in their own adventures.
While at home, we invite you to explore new worlds both real and imagined, and to voyage through time with these great new titles featuring a diverse array of Asian and Asian American characters. Whether these books serve as mirrors or doorways for you and your children, we hope that you will enjoy reading them, and that they help to build greater empathy and understanding.