Celebrating Asian and Pacific Ohioans’ Stories

From awarding grants to organizations like Midstory to develop a virtual gallery highlighting the experiences of AAPI individuals and communities across Ohio to listening to the fifth episode of Amended, a podcast from our friends at Humanities New York that tells the story of Mabel Lee, a teenaged immigrant from China who led a New York City suffrage parade on horseback in 1912, there are countless ways to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to our state’s history and culture.

Here are some of our favorite books honoring the AAPI experience in Ohio and across the country:

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

Arise Africa, Roar China: Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century by Yunxiang Gao

The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

A World Between by Emily Hashimoto

A New History Of Asian America by Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

The Fervor by Alma Katsu

Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen

American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

This Way to the Sugar by Hieu Minh Nguyen

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

The Many Meanings of Meilan by Andrea Wang

Happy Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month!