Lists and Suggestions

List: Own Voices Memoirs: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Chung, Nicole, author.

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

Ha, Robin, author, illustrator.

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

Fu, Ping, 1958-

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

Tizon, Alex.

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

Abrams, Sil Lai, author.

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

Talusan, Meredith, author.

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

Cao, Lan, 1961- author.

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

Chang, Gordon H., author.

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

Chee, Alexander, author.

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

Lahiri, Jhumpa, author.

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

Tran, Phuc, 1974- author.

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

Kim, Elizabeth.

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

Bui, Thi, author, artist.

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

Yang, Kao Kalia, 1980-

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

Kingston, Maxine Hong.

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

Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina, 1975- author.

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