Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! May is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We have great reads for patrons of all ages to enjoy this month—check out these books available at the Rock Hill Public Library!
For Younger Kiddos:


First Row: Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park (PreK-2), Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan (K-2), Luka’s Quilt by Georgia Gurack (K-2)

Second Row: A Different Pond by Bao Phi (K-2), A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin (K-2), Drawn Together by Minh Le (PreK-2)


First Row: Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi (1-3), Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (K-5), Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look (1-4)
Second Row: Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey (1-3), Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education by Raphaële Frier (1-3)
For Middle-Grade Readers:
First Row: Front Desk by Kelly Yang (4-6), Stargazing by Jen Wang (3-6), Kaiulani: The People’s Princess by Ellen Emerson White (4-8)
Second Row: Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (4-8), Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (5-8), Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (6-8)
Third Row: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly (4-6), Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (4-6), In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord (3-4)
Fourth Row: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata (5-8), Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park (5-8), The Green Bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour (4-8)
For Young Adults:
First Row: Warcross by Marie Lu (8-12), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (7-10), Wait for Me by An Na (8-12)
Second Row: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (9-12), American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (7-12), They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (10-12)
For Adults:

First Row: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Second Row: The Leavers by Lisa Ko, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
Third Row: After Dark by Haruki Murakami, Earthlings by Sayaka Murata, Yellow by Don Lee


For more books by and about people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, visit rockhillpubliclibrary.org to see what we and other MLC libraries have to offer! Happy reading!