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
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
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
The Many Meanings of Meilan by Andrea Wang
Happy Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month!