AAPI Essential Reads

By Bel Canto Books

By Bel Canto Books

AAPI Essential Reads


John Cho


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Min Jin Lee


The Leavers

Lisa Ko


Miracle Creek

Angie Kim


America Is Not the Heart

Elaine Castillo


How Much of These Hills Is Gold

C. Pam Zhang


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Cathy Park Hong


The Body Papers: A Memoir

Grace Talusan


Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

Jose Antonio Vargas


Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

Padma Lakshmi


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Mira Jacob


In Waves

Aj Dungo


Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey

Gb Tran


They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Edition

Steven Scott, George Takei, et al.


The Making of Asian America: A History

Erika Lee


The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

Kao Kalia Yang


World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and...

Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Fumi Nakamura


Cora Cooks Pancit

Dorina Lazo Gilmore and Kristi Valiant


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Joanna Ho and Dung Ho


Drawn Together

Minh Lê and Dan Santat



Mike Curato