AAPI Picture Book Recommendations from the Teen Reading Ambassadors

By Rachel Roseberry, Manager, Young Adult Literacy Programs
May 11, 2022

The New York Public Library's Teen Reading Ambassadors internship program brings together 10th–12th grade students to help further the Library's mission to inspire lifelong learning in others, particularly young children. Ambassadors work at NYPL After School programs across the city providing tutoring and literacy enrichment activities to children ages 6–12. They also show children the joy of reading by connecting them with engaging books from the Library’s collections! 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place each May. Below our Teen Ambassadors have recommended titles for children from AAPI authors and illustrators showcasing multiple identities, experiences, and traditions. We also invite you to explore more book lists, free online events, and resources at the Library to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month