Lists and Suggestions

List: Asian American and Pacific Islander Memoirs

Chung, Nicole, author.

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by ... More

Ha, Robin, author, illustrator.

"A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts ca... More

Fu, Ping, 1958-

In her autobiography, Ping Fu tells her story as she lived it--from child soldier and political pri... More

Tizon, Alex.

"A ... journalist's memoir in the spirit of Richard Rodriquez's Hunger for memory an... More

Abrams, Sil Lai, author.

"The unique and beautifully written story of one multiracial woman's journey of acceptanc... More

Talusan, Meredith, author.

"A heartrending immigrant memoir and a uniquely intersectional coming-of-age story of a life l... More

Cao, Lan, 1961- author.

"A mother-daughter memoir exploring loss, love, and healing, told in two alternating voices, f... More

Chang, Gordon H., author.

In 1864, as the Civil War still raged, throngs of Chinese migrants began to converge on the enormou... More

Chee, Alexander, author.

"...How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's manifesto on the entangling of... More

Lahiri, Jhumpa, author.

"A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living a... More

Tran, Phuc, 1974- author.

"For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, fu... More

Kim, Elizabeth.

They called it an "honor killing," but to Elizabeth Kim, the night she watched her grandfa... More

Bui, Thi, author, artist.

"Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child... More

Yang, Kao Kalia, 1980-

In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn ju... More

Kingston, Maxine Hong.

A fiercely honest autobiography of growing up Chinese-American in California chronicles Kingston... More

Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina, 1975- author.

"A raw, unflinching, and inspirational memoir by a former United States Marine Captain describ... More