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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on red and yellow gradient background with yellow and red stripes and yellow dots

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Books on display at the main floor of John C. Hitt Library include books that received honors from various book award bodies and written by Asian/Pacific American writers.

Books on display include:

  • The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (APAAL) and Edgar Award for Best First Novel
  • Watercress by Andrea Wang APAAL Picture Book and Caldecott Medal
  • Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly, Newberry Medal.

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