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5 Book Recommendations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage MonthAllyson Mower, Head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, has recommended the following titles in recognition of the celebration. The resources listed are either audiobooks or eBooks provided by Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) or Salt Lake County Library (SLCO). If you have an address in Salt Lake County, the SLCPL has temporarily waived their address verification requirement making it easier to sign up for your library card.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

A compelling family saga set in the thick of the Korean diaspora, this story shows the triumph of love and the sacrifices made to survive in a world of war, poverty, and prejudice.

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

An award-winning science-fiction fantasy series about an ancient kingdom complete with human spies that fly like birds, epic battles, secret lovers, and deep friendship.

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

This unconventional, beautiful novel tells the story of a group of Japanese women who come to America as  part of arranged marriages.

A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin

Best book of the year in 2014, this story is an intriguing spy novel and an even more enigmatic family origin mystery.

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Solid life advice, a serious amount of humor, and an honest perspective about Asian American heritage and experience.

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