Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
May 1 - May 31 
Celebrate with books, films and programs from the library.
Sponsored by World of Wellesley and the Wellesley Chinese Language School.
The World of Wellesley and the Wellesley Chinese Language School remain vigilant in raising awareness and combating increased racism, violence and discrimination faced by Asians since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This discussion features three expert presentations along with a Q&A and community discussion.
Co-sponsored with the Wellesley Chinese Language School and the New England Chinese American Alliance.
May 19 at 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening with Dr. Min Hyoung Song, Professor of English and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Boston College. An influential scholar in the field of Asian American studies, Professor Song recently published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of Asian American studies in the understanding of the rampancy of racism in the United States today. He strongly advocates the incorporation of Asian American studies into the curriculum of secondary schools and colleges.
Asian & Pacific Islander Films & Cinema

Hoopla offers a digital collection of Asian Cinema titles available to borrow instantly. Create a Hoopla account for free with your library card.

Kanopy, our film streaming service, offers a variety of Asian Studies films and Asian cinema. Create a Kanopy account for free with your library card.
PBS: Asian Americans Series

Explore the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing population in the United States, on the country’s past, present and future, told through individual lives and personal histories.
Tyrus, a Chinese American artist, overcomes a life of poverty, racism, and discrimination to become a renowned painter and Hollywood sketch artist.
The unforgettable Broadway smash centers on a Hong Kong girl who comes to San Francisco for an arranged marriage.
Chinese-born, U.S. raised Billi returns to Changchun to find that the beloved matriarch is given mere weeks to live and the family decided to not tell her she's dying.
A story that follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.
After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina.
Follows the story of four lifelong friends, whose lives are filled with joy and heartbreak
Read and Listen Digitally
Curated Asian & Pacific Islander collections of ebooks, audiobooks and films are available through Libby by OverDive & Hoopla with your library card.
Reading Recommendations
America for Americans by Erika Lee Forces us to reckon with the less palatable side of American history and beliefs.
Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Gordon Chang History of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad.
Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee A woman's search for the world's greatest Chinese restaurant.
Souls of Yellow Folks by Wesley Yang Writings about race and sex without the jargon, formulas, and polite lies that bore us all. 
Eat a Peach by David Chang The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir.
A graphic novel portraying a family's journey from war-torn Vietnam.
Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan As this novel sweeps across six decades and two continents, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan's history.
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal A retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki An inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
Chemistry by Weike Wang A young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires.