Discover great books by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Authors in every genre
May 3 2023
How are you celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month? Start with a few book clubs reading AAPI authors.BookTok creator Books.with.Lee founded the Diversify & Amplify Book Club to uplift marginalized voices. The club is reading “Four Treasures of the Sky,” Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s dazzling debut novel about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West. Nearly 250 readers joined Books.with.Lee’s Reading Across Asia challenge this year, collecting more than 700 books from authors around the world. “I hope to challenge harmful stereotypes that are wrongfully perpetuated by media as well as build empathy,” she concluded about this reading marathon, helping us “read outside of your comfort zone.” TikTok creator Selene Velez (moongirlreads) runs Fable's YA Book Club, and launched her club on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with "Last Night at the Telegraph Club," a novel by Asian American author Malinda Lo. You can join Selene's book club, or check out others, here.Lo's writing is especially important this month. She co-founded Diversity in YA, a site that championed inclusion in young adult books, from race to sexual orientation to gender identity and disability. That site published a number of essays about the AAPI community, all excellent reading for AAPI Heritage Month!And if you'd like to see more content on Fable from Selene, watch her conversation with Yang-Sze Choo and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni hosted by Fable's own Padma Warrior on our events page.