Published May 16, 2022

For the past several years, our With Good Reason staff have gathered a list of summer reading recommendations from guests based at public universities around Virginia. This year, they asked for books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander writers and the reading list that emerged is diverse, broad, and exciting!

We’re sharing it now in recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Find out more about these reading recommendations, including what makes them such good reads at WithGoodReasonRadio.org/aapi-books.

Sylvia Chong

Professor of English at the University of Virginia

Juanita Giles

Executive Director and Co-founder of the Virginia Children’s Book Festival

Luisa A. Igloria

Virginia Poet Laureate and Professor of English at Old Dominion University

Alex Purgugganan

Assistant Professor of English and Filipino Culture at Northern Virginia Community College

Wendy Shang

Author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, Not Your All-American Girl, and The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round

Spencer Tricker

Assistant Professor of English at Longwood University

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