Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
Knopf; First Edition, April 20, 2021
This New York Times bestseller is a funny, and at times sad, memoir that highlights the struggles of being one of the few Asian American kids at her school and the joys of family and food.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
Random House Publishing Group; Reprint edition, March 2, 2021
Minor Feelings, is a raw memoir that takes an honest look at the racial disparity Asian Americans face and presents the information in a candid and, at times, humorous way.
Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood by Qian Julie Wang
Anchor, September 27, 2022
Beautiful Country gives readers an inside look into the heart-wrenching, but still optimistic, life of an undocumented Chinese child growing up in America.
Stay True: A Memoir by Hua Hsu
Doubleday, September 27, 2022
Stay True is the heartfelt story of friendship and loss involving a Japanese American teen, whose family has been in the US for generations, and the son of two Taiwanese immigrants.
The Loneliest Americans by Jay Caspian Kang
Crown, October 12, 2021
Jay’s story comes in the wake of the 1965 US immigration law that lifted the restrictions against Asian immigrants and shows the struggles that many faced with identity and finding their place in the land of opportunity.
Tastes Like War: A Memoir by Grace M. Cho
The Feminist Press at CUNY, May 18, 2021
Tastes Like War is a memoir that perfectly marries the topics of food, family, and struggles for an Asian American teen.
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park and Maryanne Vollers
Penguin Books; Reprint edition, September 27, 2016
In Order to Live covers the harrowing story of a North Korean girl and her mother who are both sold into sexual slavery in China, endured immense physical and psychological torture, but ultimately escaped to South Korea – where they were finally free.
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma by Stephanie Foo
Ballantine Books, February 22, 2022
This enlightening and encouraging memoir shares Stephanie’s journey of discovery to learn more about her diagnosis of C-PTSD and how she can heal.
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels by Claire Chao and Isabel Sun Chao
Plum Brook, May 1, 2018
Remembering Shanghai is a beautiful memoir that highlights the story of Isabel, including her life as a socialite, having war separate her family, and her journey back to Shanghai, 50 years later, to confront her family’s past.
Making a Scene by Constance Wu
Scribner, October 4, 2022
In this memoir, Golden Globe Award–nominated actress Constance Wu shares the trials and tribulations Asian Americans face in Hollywood and today’s world, in general.