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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with 22 Great Queer Reads!

Graphic 1/2. A graphic showing book covers over a paled-out rainbow-striped background. This graphic is entitled "Our Favorite Queer AAPI Books" and includes 10 book covers. The books are: Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee; The Mermaid the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall; Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee; Babel by R. F. Kuang; She Wears the Midnight Crown; The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez; The Water Outlaws by S. L. Huang; Black Water Sister by Zen Cho; If You'll Have Me by Eunnie; Roadqueen: and Eternal Roadtrip to Love by Mina Ong Chua.
Graphic 2/2. A graphic showing book covers over a paled-out rainbow-striped background. The 12 book covers are: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei; The Prince and the Dressmkaer by Jen Wong; Away with the Fairies by Annabeth Lynch; Meal by Blue Delliquanti and Soleil Ho; Firebird by Sunmi; After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang; Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao; The Problem with Wishes by Annabeth Lynch; Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki; Hold Me by Courney Milan; Sea Change by Gina Chung, and A Clash of Steel by C. B. Lee.

May is wrapping up, and with the end of May comes the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. There are so so so many great books coming out by AAPI authors starring AAPI characters, and so – here’s a list of some of our favorites! All of these are either BY AAPI authors, have AAPI main characters, or – in most cases – both! The contributors to this list are: Shadaras, Tris Lawrence, Nina Waters, D.V. Morse, Terra P. Waters, theirprofoundbond, Annabeth Lynch and an anonymous contributor.

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You can view this list, and all our other lists, as shelves on Goodreads.

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