AAWW Executive Director Jafreen Uddin shared this list of personal favorite books with PEN America as part of Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
"Some of my personal favorites, a few of which I’ve listed below, are the epic novels—the ones that span geographic, cultural, and generational lines to tell stories about family, love, and the many ties that bind us together. The backdrops against which many of these books are set are grand and seemingly distant from our modern lives today: from the opium trade between China and India, to the twilight of the American Gold Rush; from the 1970 Bhola Cyclone, to the devastation of the Vietnam War. But the journeys of these characters—both literal and figurative—resonate in a way that only good literature can, transporting the reader to worlds and experiences far beyond their reading corner." -Jafreen Uddin
You can read more about the list online, here.