Check out this librarian curated booklist for all ages featuring AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) based literature. You can find these titles and more on our library catalog at!

Picture Books:

A Big Mooncake For Little Star by Grace Lin

Eyes That Kiss in the Corner by Joanna Ho

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Drawn Together by Minh Le

Red Kite, Blue Kite by Ji-li Jiang

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

Feather by Wenxuan Cao

Chapter Books:

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Bookie Vivat

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Young Adult Books:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Warcross by Marie Lu

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai

Frankly In Love by David Yoon

A Thousand Beginnings And Endings: Fifteen Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends edits by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan 

Adult Books:

Fresh off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

All branches of the North Bergen Library will be closed on Friday, December 8, 2023 for staff development.