Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir By Lamya H Cover Image
By Lamya H
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593448786
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - February 6th, 2024

A queer hijabi Muslim immigrant survives her coming-of-age by drawing strength and hope from stories in the Quran in this “raw and relatable memoir that challenges societal norms and expectations” (Linah Mohammad, NPR).


Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History By Yunte Huang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631495809
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Published: Liveright - August 22nd, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2023
New York Times • 10 Best California Books of 2023
Best Books of 2023: Smithsonian, BookRiot
Best Books of August 2023: New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Christian Science Monitor, InsideHook, BookRiot, WNET AllArts, Arlington Magazine


Poukahangatus: Poems By Tayi Tibble Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593534601
Published: Knopf - July 26th, 2022

The American debut of an acclaimed young poet as she explores her identity as a twenty-first-century Indigenous woman. Poem by poem, Tibble carves out a bold new way of engaging history, of straddling modernity and ancestry, desire and exploitation.


Ocean's Godori By Elaine U. Cho Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781638930594
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Published: Zando - Hillman Grad Books - April 23rd, 2024

An Indie Next Pick - An Amazon Editors' Pick - Most Anticipated by Barnes & Noble, Lit Hub, Debutiful, and Gizmodo

Becky Chambers meets Firefly in this big-hearted Korean space opera debut about a disgraced space pilot struggling to find her place while fighting to protect the people she loves.


Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir By Elizabeth Miki Brina Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984898463
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

A “hauntingly beautiful memoir about family and identity” (NPR) and a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents—her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran—and her own, fraught cultural heritage.


Banyan Moon: A Read with Jenna Pick By Thao Thai Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063267107
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Published: Mariner Books - June 27th, 2023

A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick

"A riveting mother-daughter tale." — Elle


Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

“Hard to put down, harder to forget.” — Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir By T Kira Madden Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635574760
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

“The book I wish I’d had growing up.” —Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name

Best Books of 2019: Esquire O, The Oprah Magazine Variety Lit Hub Book Riot Electric Literature Autostraddle
Finalist: NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Lambda Literary Award


Your Driver Is Waiting: A Novel By Priya Guns Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593469330
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Published: Vintage - January 9th, 2024

In this electrifyingly fierce and funny social satire—a gender-flipped reboot of the iconic 1970s film Taxi Driver—a ride share driver is barely holding it together on the hunt for love, dignity, and financial security...until she decides she's done waiting.


Natural Beauty: A Novel By Ling Ling Huang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593472941
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Published: Dutton - April 9th, 2024

Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Fiction

Sly, surprising, and razor-sharp, Natural Beauty follows a young musician into an elite, beauty-obsessed world where perfection comes at a staggering cost.


Songs on Endless Repeat: Essays and Outtakes By Anthony Veasna So, Jonathan Dee (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anthony Veasna So, Jonathan Dee (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063049963
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Published: Ecco - December 5th, 2023

A Most Anticipated Book of 2023 from: LA Times * Boston Globe * The Millions * LitHub * Shondaland


The Bandit Queens: A Novel By Parini Shroff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593498972
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 9th, 2024

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful—until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands—in this razor-sharp debut.


Biting the Hand: Growing Up Asian in Black and White America By Julia Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250861573
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 16th, 2024

Julia Lee is angry. And she has questions.
What does it mean to be Asian in America? What does it look like to be an ally or an accomplice? How can we shatter the structures of white supremacy that fuel racial stratification?


Whereabouts: A novel By Jhumpa Lahiri Cover Image
$24.00
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ISBN: 9780593318317
Published: Knopf - April 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies—her first in nearly a decade—about a woman questioning her place in the world, wavering between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties.


Love in the Big City By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator) Cover Image
By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator)
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780802158789
Published: Grove Press - November 16th, 2021

A funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest-selling debuts of recent years in Korea, Love in the Big City tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir By Thi Bui Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

A national bestseller and American Book Award winner, The Best We Could Do is an intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam from debut author Thi Bui.
 
In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do b


Pidgin Eye By Joe Balaz Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781091108707
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Published: Independently Published - April 13th, 2019

Pidgin Eye features thirty-five years of poetry by acclaimed author Joe Balaz. Writing in Pidgin (Hawaiʻi Creole English), he honors the beauty, strength, and complexity of Hawaiʻi and the voices of its peoples. Balaz's philosophical lyricism tightly weaves history and humor, aloha ʻāina and protest, the spiritual and the everyday.


They Called Us Enemy By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


Dragon Hoops By Gene Luen Yang Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.


Amal Unbound By Aisha Saeed Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399544699
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 7th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!

Amal has big dreams, until a nightmarish encounter . . .

Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate.


Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai By Debbi Michiko Florence Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338671575
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 3rd, 2022

Fans of Lisa Greenwald and Wendy Mass are sure to fall head-over-heels for this funny, sweet story of crushes, competition, and the confusing reality of middle school.

"Heartbreak is for suckers."

When Jenna Sakai gets dumped over winter break, it confirms what she learned from her parents' messy divorce: Relationships are risky and only lead to disappointment.


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir By Thi Bui Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

A national bestseller and American Book Award winner, The Best We Could Do is an intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam from debut author Thi Bui.
 
In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do b


Keep It Together, Keiko Carter: A Wish Novel By Debbi Michiko Florence Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338607574
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 4th, 2021

Fans of Wendy Mass and Lisa Greenwald are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sweet story about first crushes, friendship drama, and finding the courage to stand up for yourself.

Seventh grade is supposed to be a game changer.


Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch By Julie Abe Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316493895
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

A Bank Street Best Book of 2021!

A young witch must pass a coming-of-age quest or risk losing her magic forever in this enchanting fantasy -- perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service and Aru Shah and the End of Time.

  Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic... 

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witc


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021


Drawn Together By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature! Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, BookRiot, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library


Your Place in the Universe By Jason Chin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446230
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

Explore the known Universe and consider its mind-boggling scale in this crisply illustrated, well-researched picture book from Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin.
 
Winner of the Cook Prize!


Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites By Debbi Michiko Florence, Jamie Michalak, Yuko Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313876
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 14th, 2021

Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee!

Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites
is a picture book biography that tells the story of the powerhouse female Japanese-American chef and her rise to fame