Asian American Pacific Islander Booklist

Given by Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature

185 Works 36,335 Books 1,884 Reviews 4.1
Year Awarded:
The Lines We Cross (2017) by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Love, Hate and Other Filters (2018) by Samira Ahmed
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know (2020) by Samira Ahmed
Under the Great Plum Tree (2020) by Sufiya Ahmed
Krista Kim-Bap (2018) by Angela Ahn
One Minute (2016) by Somin Ahn
Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices (2020) by S. K. Ali
Crossing the Farak River (2020) by Michelle Aung Thin
Girl, Serpent, Thorn (2020) by Melissa Bashardoust
Outside In (2017) by Jennifer Bradbury
Snowflake in My Pocket (2016) by Rachel Bright
Running on the Roof of the World (2017) by Jess Butterworth
Tiny Feet Between the Mountains (2019) by Hanna Cha
Love, Love (2020) by Victoria Chang
Girl Under a Red Moon: Growing Up During China's Cultural Revolution (Scholastic Focus) (2019) by Da Chen
Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice (2017) by Karen Chen
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling (2019) by Wai Chim
Wicked Fox (2019) by Kat Cho
Aru Shah and the End of Time (2019) by Roshani Chokshi
The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes (2017) by Ying Compestine
Crouching Tiger (2011) by Ying Chang Compestine
Cannonball (2020) by Sacha Cotter
Game of Stars (2019) by Sayantani Dasgupta
The Serpent's Secret (2018) by Sayantani Dasgupta
What Elephants Know (2016) by Eric Dinerstein
Somewhere Among (2016) by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu
I Love Snow! (2015) by Zetta Elliott
The Night Gardener (2016) by Terry Fan
Ocean Meets Sky (2018) by Terry Fan
Amira's Picture Day (2021) by Reem Faruqi
A Thousand Questions (2020) by Saadia Faruqi
Keep It Together, Keiko Carter (2020) by Debbi Michiko Florence
The Bone Sparrow (2016) by Zana Fraillon
Vietnam: A History of the War (2016) by Russell Freedman
This Light Between Us (2020) by Andrew Fukuda
Ho'onani: Hula Warrior (2019) by Heather Gale
Thank you, Miyuki (2020) by Roxane Marie Galliez
Sad, Sad Bear (Bear's Feelings) (2021) by Kimberly Gee
Ginger and Chrysanthemum (2020) by Kristen Mai Giang
Picture Us In The Light (2018) by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Kiyo Sato : from a WWII Japanese internment camp to a life of service (2020) by Connie Goldsmith
Over the Ocean (1979) by Tarō Gomi
Presents Through the Window: A Taro Gomi Christmas Book (1983) by Tarō Gomi
I Believe in a Thing Called Love (2017) by Maurene Goo
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind (2018) by Cynthia Grady
Grenade (2018) by Alan Gratz
The Island at the End of Everything (2017) by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir (2020) by Robin Ha
Kamala and Maya's Big Idea (2020) by Meena Harris
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines (2017) by Jeanne Walker Harvey
One Half from the East (2016) by Nadia Hashimi
Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party (2020) by Yumi Heo
Full Cicada Moon (2015) by Marilyn Hilton
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners (2021) by Joanna Ho
The Lost Package (2021) by Richard Ho
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe (2011) by Megumi Iwasa
Child of the Universe (2020) by Ray Jayawardhana
The Fun Book of Scary Stuff (2015) by Emily Jenkins
Look Up! (2014) by Jin-Ho Jung
Black Cat, Yellow Bunny (2019) by Wook Jin Jung
Girl of the Southern Sea (2019) by Michelle Kadarusman
Checked (2018) by Cynthia Kadohata
A Place to Belong (2019) by Cynthia Kadohata
Indigo Girl (2019) by Suzanne Kamata
Into the Snow (2016) by Yuki Kaneko
My Big Bad Monster (2019) by A. N. Kang
The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon (2016) by A. N. Kang
Mariam Sharma Hits the Road (2018) by Sheba Karim
Kiyoshi's Walk (2021) by Karlins
Finders Keepers (2015) by Keiko Kasza
Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame (2021) by Supriya Kelkar
When You Trap a Tiger (2020) by Tae Keller
The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito (2019) by Shing Yin Khor
Danbi Leads the School Parade (2020) by Anna Kim
Let's Go to Taekwondo!: A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards (2020) by Aram Kim
No Kimchi For Me! (2017) by Aram Kim
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh (2017) by Uma Krishnaswami
I Love You So Mochi (2019) by Sarah Kuhn
Pie in the Sky (2019) by Remy Lai
Butterfly Yellow (2019) by Thanhhà Lại
Listen, Slowly (2015) by Thanhhà Lại
The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2020) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Why No Goodbye? (2019) by Pamela L. Laskin
Chinese New Year : A Celebration for Everyone (2017) by Jen Sookfong Lee
Brother's Keeper (2020) by Julie Lee
Finding My Voice (1993) by Marie G. Lee
Bye, Penguin! (2020) by Seou Lee
Under a Painted Sky (1600) by Stacey Lee
Lines (2017) by Suzy Lee
A Pho Love Story (2021) by Loan Le
A Map to the Sun (2020) by Sloane Leong
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee (2021) by Julie Leung
I Am a Bird (2021) by Hope Lim
Mulan: Before the Sword (Disney Mulan) (2020) by Grace Lin
Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems (2016) by Grace Lin
Up to My Knees! (Storytelling Math) (2020) by Grace Lin
What Will Fit? (Storytelling Math) (2020) by Grace Lin
Drawn Together (2018) by Minh Lê
Last Night at the Telegraph Club (2021) by Malinda Lo
A Long Pitch Home (2016) by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
Warcross (2017) by Marie Lu
Ink and Ashes (2015) by Valynne E. Maetani
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) (2017) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Jump! (2019) by Tatsuhide Matsuoka
Yara’s Spring (2020) by Sharon E. McKay
I Dream of a Journey (2020) by Akiko Miyakoshi
The Way Home in the Night (2017) by Akiko Miyakoshi
The Birth of Kitaro (2016) by Shigeru Mizuki
My Night in the Planetarium (2016) by Innosanto Nagara
The Magic Fish: A Graphic Novel (2020) by Trung Le Nguyen
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story (2018) by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Rebel Seoul (2017) by Axie Oh
Sam & Eva (2017) by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Our Favorite Day (2019) by Joowon Oh
My Grandpa's Chair (2017) by Jiyeon Pak
The Firekeeper's Son (1900) by Linda Sue Park
Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service (2016) by Annette Bay Pimentel
A Grain of Rice (1986) by Helena Clare Pittman
Lucy and Linh (2014) by Alice Pung
Noteworthy (2017) by Riley Redgate
Any Day with You (2020) by Mae Respicio
After the Shot Drops (2018) by Randy Ribay
The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field (2021) by Scott Riley
The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art (2018) by Barb Rosenstock
I.M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place and Purpose (2011) by Jill Rubalcaba
Maya Lin (2017) by Susan Goldman Rubin
Amal Unbound (2018) by Aisha Saeed
Private Lessons (2020) by Cynthia Salaysay
The Inker's Shadow (2015) by Allen Say
Rescued (2016) by Eliot Schrefer
Not Your All-American Girl (2020) by Wendy Wan Long Shang
Nina Soni, Former Best Friend (2019) by Kashmira Sheth
Sona and the Wedding Game (2015) by Kashmira Sheth
111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl (CitizenKid) (2020) by Rina Singh
Diwali: Festival of Lights (2016) by Rina Singh
Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon (2020) by Simran Jeet Singh
Ani's Light (2020) by Tanu Shree Singh
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden (2019) by Heather Smith
The Blossom and the Firefly (2020) by Sherri L. Smith
Banned Book Club (2020) by Hyun Sook Kim
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team (2020) by Christina Soontornvat
The Ramble Shamble Children (2021) by Christina Soontornvat
A Wish in the Dark (2020) by Christina Soontornvat
Farmer Falgu Goes to the Kumbh Mela (2018) by Chitra Soundar
Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market (2017) by Chitra Soundar
Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India (2018) by Chitra Soundar
Pattan's Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story (2016) by Chitra Soundar
A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India (2020) by Meera Sriram
A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story (2020) by Caren Stelson
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story (2016) by Caren Stelson
Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet (2018) by Elizabeth Suneby
Our Little Kitchen (2020) by Jillian Tamaki
Dandelion's Dream (2020) by Yoko Tanaka
Rebelwing (2020) by Andrea Tang
Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild (2018) by Catherine Thimmesh
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan (2019) by Sherry Thomas
Ten Cents a Pound (2018) by Nhung N. Tran-Davies
Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids Behind Barbed Wire (2020) by Michael O. Tunnell
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune (2016) by Pamela S. Turner
Ojiichan's Gift (2019) by Chieri Uegaki
Sugar in Milk (2020) by Thrity Umrigar
Wishes (2021) by Muon Thi Van
Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen [Young Readers’ Edition] (2019) by Jose Antonio Vargas
A Piece of Home (2016) by Jeri Watts
Save Me a Seat (2016) by Sarah Weeks
Sumo Joe (2019) by Mia Wenjen
Bronze and Sunflower (2010) by Cao Wenxuan
Quackers (2016) by Liz Wong
Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior (2019) by Faye-Lynn Wu
Angel in Beijing (2018) by Belle Yang
Superman Smashes the Klan (2020) by Gene Luen Yang
Bus! Stop! (2018) by James Yang
The Most Beautiful Thing (2020) by Kao Kalia Yang
Three Keys (2020) by Kelly Yang
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (2017) by F. C. Yee
Frankly in Love (2019) by David Yoon
Duck, Duck, Porcupine! (2016) by Salina Yoon
The Perfect Gift (Confetti Kids) (2018) by Paula Yoo
The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee (2020) by Paula Yoo
Still stuck (2015) by Shinsuke Yoshitake
Hazel and Twig: The Birthday Fortune (2018) by Brenna Burns Yu
Rice (2020) by 880-01 Cheng, Yuhong.
Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji (2011) by F. Zia
Child of Spring (2016) by Farhana Zia
Lali's Feather (2020) by Farhana Zia


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