The month of May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Did you know that this month was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869? The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. You can read more about Asian American and Pacific Islander Month here.
Below are some great books featuring Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander characters.