Books for Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by the country. This month at the library we will be celebrating these cultures and their impact by sharing books and media written by authors from Asian American and Pacific Islander descent. Each of these is available using our Overdrive eSource, and can be accessed at home. Find books for kids here.

The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao



The Majesties 
by Tiffany Tsao

A thriller in reverse, The Majesties begins with Gwyndolen in the hospital trying to understand why her sister Estelle poisoned their entire family. As she traces her memories of their prominent family back, a complex web of relationships, secrets, and betrayals emerges. 




The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen




The Mountains Sing 
by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

A breathtaking multigenerational saga following the Trần family through Vietnam’s turbulent 20th century. Quế Mai’s poetic eye illuminates the complex realities of living with devastating conflict and loss. The Mountains Sing is a vivid, mesmerizing, and essential feat of storytelling. 



New Waves A Novel by Kevin Nguyen





New Waves 
by Kevin Nguyen

In this blistering satire of start-up culture, customer service rep Lucas’s life is turned upside down when his best friend Margot dies suddenly in a car crash and, after hacking into her computer, he begins to question how well he really knew her. Technology, race, and young adulthood converge as Nguyen’s piercing observations invite readers to consider the place of technology in our lives.





Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherles Girls
by T Kira Madden

Madden’s memoir is a raw and honest portrayal of her childhood in Florida. Of Chinese, Native Hawaiian and Jewish descent, her physical features set her apart from her peers and received ridicule. She forgoes the conventional story of redemption and recovery for an honest look into the mess and madness that surrounded her youth, the death of her father, and the absence of her mother.

By AshleyA on May 5, 2020