May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! This is the celebration and recognition of the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
The month of May was officially designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by the U.S. Congress in 1992. Learn more at asianpacificheritage.gov.
Scroll through the titles below to explore a booklist compiled by our staff that honors AAPI characters, authors, history, and culture! There’s something for all age groups — picture books, graphic novels, fiction, and non-fiction.
Fiction | Adult
Non-Fiction | Adult
Picture Books | Kids
Graphic Novels | Youth and Teens
Fiction | Teens
Fiction | Youth
You can find all of the titles above available in either our collection via the online catalog, or through our digital resources, OverDrive and Axis360.
- Don’t have a Bensenville library card account? Get instant access to our digital resources with an online library card.
- Need help getting started on OverDrive or Axis360? Email our librarians at email@example.com; we’ll be happy to help.
- Have questions? Call us at (630) 766-4642, or contact us.