Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month! To celebrate, we're revisiting the book list that Joanna Chiu author of China Unbound: A New World Disorder and Anuja Varghese author of Chrysalis created for us last year, plus a few new selections!

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

A bestseller that has sold over one million copies internationally and the most important book to have come out of South Korea since The Vegetarian.

Chrysalis

Genre-blending stories of transformation and belonging that centre women of colour and explore queerness, family, and community.

China Unbound

While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become a dominant power.

My Grief, the Sun

The highly anticipated debut collection from acclaimed poet Sanna Wani.

Asian Vegetables

A one-of-a-kind book at the crossroads of gardening, cooking, and personal history.

Peacocks of Instagram

Engrossing, witty yet devastating stories about diasporic Indians that deftly question what it means to be safe, to survive, and to call a place home.

Owlish

With your face covered, sneaking into a city you thought you knew, are you still yourself? Or have you crossed to another world, where the streets are unpredictable and the people strangers, where you might at any moment run into some unknown dream version of yourself?

We Two Alone

A masterful debut collection of stories that dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years.

Silver Repetition

A young Asian immigrant mends her fractured sense of self in this exquisite coming-of-age debut novel about family, grief, and identity.

Grandmother’s Visit

Grace says goodbye to Grandmother in this touching book about love and loss.

Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White

A child’s joy on a snowy day finally helps her mother feel at home in their new country.

Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me is an award-winning middle-grade novel about the power of grassroots activism and how kids can make a difference.