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A Virtual Book Display Featuring AAPI Works and Resources

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) and to celebrate and honor these members of our community, we've chosen some works by and about important AAPI figures. Click the book/video covers for a direct link to the catalog listing.



This virtual book display is intended to showcase a range of diverse voices and experiences within the AAPI community. It is important to recognize that this display may not encompass the entirety of AAPI literature, and there are numerous other valuable works that may not be included. The intention is to celebrate the richness and complexity of AAPI narratives while promoting cultural understanding and appreciation. Furthermore, we welcome all feedback for improving the guide, particularly from AAPI UofL community members. Please send your suggestions to

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Melissa Rothman

Further Research

AAPI Data is a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, with hundreds of news mentions in national and local outlets. Our reputation is built on data and research that is accurate, compelling, and timely.

Census Information Center (CIC) - Asian American Data Links
"The Census Information Center (CIC) provides local and community access, training and technical assistance on census data for research, planning and decision-making for underserved communities."

For a comprehensive list of resources for exploring Asian culture and society, please visit our Asian Studies Research Guide. Here you will find a curated selection of databases, search tools, reference materials, books, journals, websites, and primary sources held by UofL libraries as well as open-access sources. Whether delving into Asian languages, religions, politics, arts, or specific regions, this research guide serves as a valuable compass for navigating the rich and diverse landscape of Asian Studies.

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Social Justice Resources

The Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit

This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power.


Stop AAPI Hate – Human Rights Campaign

This U.S.-based coalition tracks AAPPI hate acts and publishes data insights and research findings to paint a vivid and nuanced picture of racism and other forms of bigotry as it is experienced in these communities.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

The AAJC's mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

18 Million Rising was founded to promote AAPI civic engagement, influence, and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media.


GAPIMNY is an all-volunteer, membership-based community organization with the mission to empower queer and trans Asian Pacific Islanders* to create positive change. 

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