AAPI Joy 2024

Updated: April 4, 2024

Book cover of Afterparties : stories
Afterparties: Stories
So, Anthony Veasna, 1992-2020

An American Dream, With Sprinkles: The Legacy Story of the Donut Queen and the Donut Princess
An American Dream, With Sprinkles: The Legacy Story of the Donut Queen and the Donut Princess
Tao, Mayly.
Call Number: 301.4509596 T171

Book cover of The bandit queens
The Bandit Queens
Shroff, Parini

Book cover of Banyan Moon
Banyan Moon
Thai, Thao

Book cover for Bestiary
Chang, Kristin

Folklore, myth, family traditions, fantastic realism combine in this powerful story about three generations of Taiwanese American women. There are hidden secrets about queer desires, violence and motivations. A finalist for Lambda's 2021 award.

Book cover for The cat who saved books : a novel
The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel
Natsukawa, Sōsuke, 1978-

A perceptive talking cat enlists the help of an aimless high school student in order to help save books that " ... have been imprisoned." A coming-of-age adventure that is also an homage to all kinds of books and to the joy of reading.

Book cover of Chinese-ish : home cooking not quite authentic 100% delicious
Chinese-ish: Home Cooking Not Quite Authentic 100% Delicious
Kaul, Rosheen
Call Number: 641.5951 K21

Book cover for Clark and Division
Clark and Division
Hirahara, Naomi, 1962-
Call Number: LT M

Book cover for Convenience store woman
Convenience Store Woman
Murata, Sayaka, 1979-

Keiko Furukura marches to the beat of her own drummer. Or rather, to the music of her own convenience store. She may not have any idea how to function in the outside world, but she is completely in her element at the conbini where she has worked for 18 years. Her friends and family, however, all think there’s something wrong with her, so she resolves to find her own cure.

Book cover of The covenant of water : a novel
The Covenant of Water: A Novel
Verghese, Abraham, 1955-
Call Number: LT

Book cover for Crying in H Mart
Crying in H Mart
Zauner, Michelle
Call Number: 789.9594 Z39

Book cover of Crying in H Mart
Crying in H Mart
Zauner, Michelle
Call Number: e-Audiobook

Book cover of Daughter of the dragon : Anna May Wong's rendezvous with American history
Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous With American History
Huang, Yunte
Call Number: 812.092 W8718Hu

Book cover of Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Tan, Sue Lynn

Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: A Novel
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: A Novel
Yagisawa, Satoshi
Call Number: e-Audiobook

Book cover of Dial A for Aunties
Dial A for Aunties
Sutanto, Jesse Q
Call Number:

Book cover of Donut fall in love
Donut Fall in Love
Lau, Jackie

Book cover of The donut trap : a novel
The Donut Trap: A Novel
Tieu, Julie

Book cover of A dutiful boy: a memoir of secrets, lies and family love
A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of Secrets, Lies and Family Love
Zaidi, Mohsin
Call Number: 306.7662092 Z21

Book cover of Empireland : how imperialism has shaped modern Britain
Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
Sanghera, Sathnam, 1976-
Call Number: 942.085 S225

Book cover of The empress of salt and fortune
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Vo, Nghi

Hirahara, Naomi
Call Number: e-Audiobook

Book cover of Facing the mountain : an inspiring story of Japanese American patriots in World War II
Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War Ii
Brown, Daniel James, 1951-
Call Number: 940.5412 Gc442Br 2022

Book cover for The family Chao : a novel
The Family Chao
Chang, Lan Samantha

Book cover of Filipinx : heritage recipes from the diaspora
Filipinx: Heritage Recipes From the Diaspora
Dimayuga, Angela
Call Number: 641.59914 D582

Chef Angela Dimayuga shares 100 special recipes that speak of and to the Filipino diaspora. Glorious color photographs accompany the recipes and personal anecdotes.


Book cover for Fiona and Jane: Stories
Fiona and Jane: Stories
Ho, Jean Chen

Book cover of Four treasures of the sky
Four Treasures of the Sky
Zhang, Jenny
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement
Yoo, Paula
Call Number: 323.40973 Y59

Book cover of The genesis of Misery
The Genesis of Misery
Yang, Neon
Call Number: SF

Book cover of Ghosts of Gold Mountain : the epic story of the Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Chang, Gordon H
Call Number: 385.0978 C456

Book cover of The great reclamation
The Great Reclamation
Heng, Rachel

Book cover of Greek lessons : a novel
Greek Lessons: A Novel
Han, Kang, 1970-

Book cover of Home therapy : interior design for increasing happiness, boosting confidence, and creating calm
Home Therapy: Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence and Creating Calm
Yokota, Anita
Call Number: 749 Y65

Book cover for How much of these hills is gold
How Much of These Hills Is Gold
Zhang, C Pam

Book cover of Hula
Hakes, Jasmin 'Iolani

Book cover of I am Oum Ry
I Am Oum Ry
Oum Ry
Call Number: 796.35 O93

Book cover of I want to die but I want to eat tteokbokki
I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki
Paek, Se-hŭi, 1990-
Call Number: 616.895 P126

Book cover of Indigenous Pacific Islander eco-literatures
Indigenous Pacific Islander Eco-literatures
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for Interior Chinatown
Interior Chinatown
Yu, Charles

Yu plays with literary form in new and interesting ways as he tells a story about a Chinese American bit part actor while simultaneously investigating concepts of assimilation, the history of Asian immigration, and how the self fits into society.

Book cover of The island of sea women : a novel
The Island of Sea Women
See, Lisa

Book cover of Joan is okay : a novel
Joan Is Okay: A Novel
Wang, Weike

Book cover for Klara and the Sun
Klara and the Sun
Ishiguro, Kazuo

Book cover of Koreatown dreaming: stories and portraits of Korean immigrant life
Koreatown Dreaming: Stories & Portraits of Korean Immigrant Life
Hahn, Emanuel
Call Number: 301.4509519 H148 2023

Book cover of Koreatown, Los Angeles: immigration, race, and the "American dream"
Koreatown, Los Angeles: Immigration, Race, and the "American Dream"
Lee, Shelley Sang-Hee
Call Number: 979.41 L881LeeS

Book cover of Lady Tan's circle of women
Lady Tan's Circle of Women
See, Lisa

Book cover of Light from uncommon stars
Light From Uncommon Stars
Aoki, Ryka

Book cover of Light from uncommon stars
Light From Uncommon Stars
Aoki, Ryka

Book cover of Made in taiwan: recipes and stories from the island nation
Made in Taiwan: Recipes and Stories From the Island Nation
Wei, Clarissa
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover of A man of two faces
A Man of Two Faces
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Call Number: 810.92 N576

Book cover of The many daughters of Afong Moy : a novel
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
Ford, Jamie

Book cover of Mayumu: Filipino American desserts remixed
Mayumu: Filipino American Desserts Remixed
Balingit, Abi
Call Number: 641.8 B186

A unique dessert book and memoir by Abi Balingit, whose food blog, The Dusky Kitchen, started it all.

Book cover of Meet us by the roaring sea : a novel
Meet Us by the Roaring Sea
Kumarasamy, Akil, 1988-

Book cover for Mixed plate : chronicles of an All-American combo
Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo
Koy, Jo
Call Number: 812.092 K885

The irreverent and hilarious memoirs of comedian Jo Koy, who grew up as a half-Filipino and half-white kid, and became a successful performer.

Book cover for The Night Tiger
The Night Tiger
Choo, Yangsze

This is a tale of life set in Malaysia nearly a century ago. The author masterfully weaves folk lore and the supernatural into this mysterious story that will enthrall readers and keep them guessing until the end.

Book cover of Nuclear family : a novel
Nuclear Family: A Novel
Han, Joseph

Book cover for On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Vuong, Ocean

Three immigrants are struggling to survive in America amidst trauma, abuse, racism, homophobia, addiction, and yet the dark core alternates with light and humorous moments. Absolutely stunning prose from a wildly talented (and absurdly young) poet.

Book cover of On the curry trail : chasing the flavor that seduced the world : in 50 recipes
On the Curry Trail: Chasing the Flavor That Seduced the World: In 50 Recipes
Iyer, Raghavan
Call Number: 641.6384 I97

Curry powders, pastes and recipes are found all over the globe, as evidenced in four of the book’s chapters (Asia; Africa & The Middle East; Europe & Oceania; The Americas), and the author explains all the complexities about curry and curried foods.


Book cover of Ornamentalism
Cheng, Anne Anlin
Call Number: 700.43522 C518

Book cover for Pachinko
Lee, Min Jin

Book cover of Pacific century : e ho'omau no moananuiākea : Hawai'i Triennial 2022
Pacific Century: E Ho'amau no Moananiakea: Hawaii Triennial 2022
Call Number: 709.9 P1175-1

Book cover of The parted earth
The parted earth
Enjeti, Anjali
Call Number:

Phoenix Extravagant
Phoenix Extravagant
Lee, Yoon Ha
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover of The rupture tense : poems
The Rupture Tense
Xie, Jenny
Call Number: 811 X67-2

Book cover of Saving time : discovering a life beyond the clock
Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock
Odell, Jenny (Multimedia artist)
Call Number: 301.55 O23-1

The School for Good Mothers
The School for Good Mothers: A Novel
Chan, Jessamine
Call Number: CD

Book cover of Seeing ghosts : a memoir
Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
Chow, Kat
Call Number: 301.450951 C5515

Book cover of The seven moons of Maali Almeida : a novel
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Karunatilaka, Shehan

Book cover of The song of the cell : an exploration of medicine and the new human
The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Call Number: 576.3 M953

Book cover for Stay true : a memoir
Stay True: A Memoir
Hsu, Hua, 1977-
Call Number: 301.450951249 H8733

A heartbreaking, compact memoir from a New Yorker staff writer, tracing his emotional and political education from childhood to university. His professional first-generation parents provide guidance and support, while the cultural and activist climate of Berkeley shapes his aesthetic and ideological formation. It is his unlikely, tragically short friendship with the popular and confident Ken, whose ambition and grappling with his Asian-American identity, all of which complements and complicates Hsu’s own, making a most dramatic impact. Searing, precise and lucid, his story moves at the speed of youth.

Book cover of Surface relations : queer forms of Asian American inscrutability
Surface Relations: Queer Forms of Asian American Inscrutability
Huang, Vivian L., 1986-
Call Number: 709.73 H874

Book cover of The swimmers
The Swimmers
Otsuka, Julie

Book cover of Time is a mother
Time Is a Mother
Vuong, Ocean
Call Number: 811 V994-1

Book cover of Transpacific convergences : race, migration, and Japanese American film culture before World War II
Transpacific Convergences: Race, Migration, and Japanese American Film Culture Before World War Il
Khor, Denise
Call Number: 791.9 K45

Book cover of Unnamable : the ends of Asian American art
Unnamable: The Ends of Asian American Art
Min, Susette S
Call Number: 709.73 M663

Book cover for Vera Wong's unsolicited advice for murderers
Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
Sutanto, Jesse Q.
Call Number: M

Book cover of What my bones know : a memoir of healing from complex trauma
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing From Complex Trauma
Foo, Stephanie
Call Number: 616.8521 F686

Book cover of When we were sisters : a novel
When We Were Sisters
Asghar, Fatimah

Book cover of The world keeps ending, and the world goes on : poems
The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On
Choi, Franny
Call Number: 811 C5457-2

Book cover of Yellowface
Kuang, R. F.