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Observed each year since the late 1970s, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month draws attention to the contributions of, and challenges faced by, this diverse group of people.

To honor AAPI Heritage Month, Bustle has compiled a list of 19 recent books from Asian American and Pacific Islander authors.

Read on for more about these 19 dazzling titles:If They Come for Us by Fatimah AsgharPakistani-Kashmiri-American poet Fatimah Asghar’s debut collection, If They Come for Us, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Days of Distraction by Alexandra ChangThe daughter of Chinese-American immigrants, the 24-year-old narrator of Alexandra Chang’s debut novel feels stuck in her job as a tech writer in San Francisco.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park HongKorean-American author Cathy Park Hong’s lauded essay collection ruminates on the conflicts and tensions between her Asian American identity and the expectations of her white neighbors.

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