Learn About the Asian and Pacific Islander Experience – Teen Reading List

Posted on April 21, 2021

by Library News

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library celebrates the diversity of our community and works to advance equity, access, inclusion, and belonging through our services, collections, programs, and policies. The recent violent attacks against Asian and Pacific Islander community members are in direct conflict with the Library’s values and we unequivocally condemn these hateful actions. 

It is incumbent upon the Library to provide a wide variety of materials that inform, challenge, and inspire people to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander community members. Fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry, memoirs, thrillers, historical fiction, science fiction, and more can help people expand their horizons and consider the diverse perspectives of our neighbors.  

The list below is a great starting point to learn more about the Asian and Pacific Islander experience for the teen audience. As in the world of teen literature, this collection covers common themes including romantic love, familial love, the search for identity, and what it means to belong, all while highlighting a vibrant cultural experience.  

All you need is a Library card to begin your own journey of discovery and understanding. If you have a card, but need help with your account number or PIN, call 419.259.5200. If you need a Library card, you can apply and begin borrowing digital materials within minutes with our online application.

Cover of You Bring the Distant Near Cover of You Bring the Distant Near

You Bring the Distant Near

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Girl in Translation Cover of Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation

eBook
Cover of A Pho Love Story Cover of A Pho Love Story

A Pho Love Story

Cover of They Called Us Enemy Cover of They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Frankly in Love Cover of Frankly in Love

Frankly in Love

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Loveboat, Taipei Cover of Loveboat, Taipei

Loveboat, Taipei

eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Saints and Misfits Cover of Saints and Misfits

Saints and Misfits

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of The Downstairs Girl Cover of The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of American Born Chinese Cover of American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese

eBook
Cover of Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover of Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir

Cover of Summer Bird Blue Cover of Summer Bird Blue

Summer Bird Blue

hoopla
Cover of When Dimple Met Rishi Cover of When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Love, Hate and Other Filters Cover of Love, Hate and Other Filters

Love, Hate and Other Filters

eAudiobook   |   hoopla
Cover of To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before Cover of To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla
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Butterfly Yellow

hoopla eAudioBook   |   hoopla eBook
Cover of American Panda Cover of American Panda

American Panda

eBook
Cover of I Love You So Mochi Cover of I Love You So Mochi

I Love You So Mochi

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Somewhere Only We Know Cover of Somewhere Only We Know

Somewhere Only We Know

eAudiobook   |   eBook

Interested in a different topic for teens?  Complete our teacher collection request form or contact any location for help.

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