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We build empathy and understanding about the world and our community when we are able to read about others, or when we are able to see ourselves in our reading.  Check out some of these wonderful books featuring Asian and Asian American characters, authors, and stories.

Picture Books

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao / Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua

A Big Mooncake for Little Star / Grace Lin

Bilal Cooks Daal / Aisha Saeed

Drawn Together / Minh Le, Dan Santat

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners / Joanna Ho and Dung Ho

Grandfather's Journey / Allen Say

Hot Pot NightVincent Chen

A Map into the World / Kao Kalia Yang

My Footprints / Bao Phi, Basia Tran

The Name Jar / Yangsook Choi

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story / Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow


Chapter Books

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things / Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham

Astrid & Apollo and The Soccer Celebration / V.T. Bidania, Dara Lashia Lee

Katie Woo, We Love You! / Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon

Meet Yasmin! / Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly

Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade / Lyla Lee, Dung Ho

Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid of Sharks / Katie & Kevin Tsang, Nathan Reed


Graphic Novels / Tween

Aru Shah and the End of Time / Roshani Chokshi

Front Desk / Kelly Yang

Inside Out & Back Again / Thanhha Lai

Measuring Up / Lily LaMotte ; Ann Xu ; colors by Sunmi (GN)

Prairie Lotus / Linda Sue Park

Stargazing / Jen Wang ; color by Lark Pien (GN)

The Serpent's Secret / Sayantani DasGupta



American Panda by Gloria Chao

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

Frankly in Love by David Yoon