May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. The KWL team put together this list of 22 books to celebrate in 2022! All come highly recommended; from new releases, award-winners, perennial bestsellers and everything in between. Don’t miss out on these titles!


  1. Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
  2. Personal Attention Roleplay by H. Felix Chau Bradley
  3. Bidding for the Bachelor by Jackie Lau
  4. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  5. The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan
  6. Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz
  7. Such Big Dreams by Reema Patel
  8. Helpmeet by Naben Ruthnum
  9. Sari, Not Sari by Sonya Singh
  10. Siren Queen by Nghi Vo


  1. Parasitic Oscillations by Madhur Anand
  2. Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
  3. Pebble Swing by Isabella Wang
  4. Waking Occupations by Phoebe Wang
  5. My Grief, the Sun by Sanna Wani


  1. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
  2. World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  3. People Change by Vivek Shraya

Comics and Graphic Novels

  1. The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
  2. Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar
  3. The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V., illustrated by Filipe Andrade
  4. Tidesong by Wendy Xu
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