For May, we celebrate more diverse voices by combining Asian Pacific American Awareness Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Have a laugh, learn some history, or fly away on a generation ship with these books this month.
Since You Asked by Maurene Goo
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
Bang! A side door bursts open. Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles. I shield my head with my arms. It was a lie! I think, my mind racing. Girls and boys alike are screaming. The soldiers prod and herd some of us together and push the rest apart as if we're cows or goats. Their leader is a middle—aged man. He's moving slowly, intently, not dashing around like the others. " Take the boys only, Win Min," I overhear him telling a tall, gangly soldier. "Make them obey."
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
The Second Mango by Shira Glassman
Starglass by Phoebe North
Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got. But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain's guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship's idyllic surface. As she's drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime--one that will determine the fate of her people.