Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Books

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We celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month by selecting relative items from our catalog that fit this theme. Click on each book to find out more and to find it in our catalog!


Noli Me Tángere

Noli Me Tángere is a novel by Filipino writer and activist José Rizal and was published during the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines.

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On Writing, Radicalism, and Literary Value: an Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nguyen and Fung interview novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nguyen notes his desire to confront the heterogeneous, often contradictory, politics of the Vietnam conflict in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer, and challenge easy or stereotypical approaches to the war and US perspectives of it.

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born -- a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam -- and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.

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They Called us Enemy

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

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