Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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10 Things to Read, 10 Things to Watch for AAPI Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! The book display on the first floor of the library celebrates books and films by and about Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders. Visit the book display for each of these , or get inspired by the list here.


  1. Everything Everywhere all at Once, 2023
  2. Gangs of Wasseypur, 2012
  3. Hidden Fortress, 1958
  4. Minari, 2020
  5. Moana, 2016
  6. Parasite, 2019
  7. RRR, 2022
  8. Seven Samurai, 1954
  9. Spirited Away, 2001
  10. Yi Yi, 2000


  1. Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo
  2. Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh
  3. Minor Feelings by Cathy park Hong
  4. Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  5. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  6. Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport
  7. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
  8. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

AAPI book display featuring AAPI artists
Our book display features a variety of AAPI celebrities making waves and blazing trails.

Circular image:  Detail of “Chinatown, San Francisco, California”. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer, May 2013. (Library of Congress).

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library