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Staff Picks for Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. This month allows Canadians an opportunity to learn more about the history of Canadians of Asian heritage and to celebrate their contributions to Canada.
We asked our staff for some of their favourite books written by Asian authors and we’ve compiled the suggestions here. We’ve organized them into broad categories and noted which of our staff members suggested the title. We hope you find a new book (or three) to pick up!

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner - Andrea and Ashleigh (Borrow)

The Boat People by Sharon Bala - Ashleigh (Borrow)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - Steph T (Borrow)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - Becky and Ashleigh (Borrow)
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong - Holley (Borrow)

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron - Kaley and Treanna (Borrow)
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang - Alicia (Borrow)
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin - Kaley (Borrow)  

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao - Treanna (Borrow)
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok - Andrea (Borrow)
This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki - Laura (Borrow

Historical Fiction
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi - Ashleigh (Borrow)
The Mountains Sing by by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai - Maryam (Borrow)  

The School For Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan - Holley (Borrow)
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao - Alysia (Borrow)