May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Visit the main (2nd) floor of John C. Hitt Library to view the winners of the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature and other books written by Asian Americans.
The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (APAAL) is a set of literary awards presented annually by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). Books on display include The Refugees and The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, I Hotel, 2010 National Book Award Finalist by Karen Tei Yamashita, The Making of Asian America: A History by Erica Lee, an award-winning American historian, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota and Black Bird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the prestigious Newberry Medal in 2017.
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