7 Must-Reads for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Beyond

By Hannah White

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate, I’ve put together a list of 7 of the many great works of literature written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors. From Maxine Hong Kingston to Haruki Murakami, this list includes some of the best work by the most celebrated authors of all time.

Clay Walls by Ronyoung Kim

This enlightening story is about a couple who moves to the U.S. from Korea in the decade before World War II. Haesu, a yangban of the nobility class, following tradition, is arranged to marry Chun, a farmer’s son. T...

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