Asian Pacific American Book List


Here you will find a comprehensive list of recommended Asian Pacific American children’s and young adult books.  These books have been carefully selected by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.  They represent the best and the broadest children’s and young adult stories representing the Asian diaspora.

Learn more about the process of selecting books for the APALA bibliography.

Booklists were last updated in 2018*.


*This content is currently under revision. We look forward to the revised, curated lists transferring to the APALA domain later in 2021.