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Ideal Bookshelf 1205: API Youth

Ideal Bookshelf 1205: API Youth

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In May 2021, on Instagram and in honor of AAPI month, you all recommended books by Asian and Pacific Islander authors, and there were SO MANY excellent ones, and so many different people that are supposed to fit into that label. This print is full of kids' picture books, early readers and middle grade stories, and young adult novels. It doesn’t even include everything that was suggested, although I tried hard to bring in as many as possible. It is still a lot of books (!), and I feel it shows how crazy it is to try to contain so many beautiful stories in one hashtag (and one heritage month!). ❤️📚❤️

We will donate $4 per print purchased to Hawaii Literacy (@hawaiiliteracy), an organization based on Oahu. Their mission is "to empower Hawaii’s children and adults with essential reading, writing, and lifelong learning skills to strengthen themselves, families and communities." They also have a bookmobile!

  • First offered in September 2021
  • Archival pigment ink print on fine art paper
  • Based on original paintings by Jane Mount



  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence, Elizabet Vukovic
  • A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
  • The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy
  • The Serpent's Secret Sayantani DasGupta
  • Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  • Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Fenny Han
  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon
  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  • We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  • The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
  • It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura
  • We Hunt the Flame Hafsah Faizal
  • Pele Finds a Home by Gabrielle Ahulii, Jing Jing Tsong
  • The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, Alea Marley
  • No Kimchi for Me! by Aram Kim
  • Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
  • Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala by  Meenal Patel
  • Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
  • Too Many Mangos by Tammy Paikai, Don Robinson
  • A Different Pond by Bao Phi, Thi Bui
  • Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González
  • The Sound Of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito, Julia Kuo
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  • Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed
  • Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, Harmony Becker
  • Anna K by Jenny Lee
  • The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani


Framing & Sizing Info

We partner with our friends at Simply Framed to offer custom framing in your choice of frame, plus an appropriately-sized white mat and UV-shielding plexiglass. (You can see more details in our FAQ.)

Please note, if you order a framed 8 x 10" print or painting, it will arrive in a frame that is about 11.75 x 13.75". An 11 x 14" print or painting will be in a 16.75 x 19.75" frame, and a 16 x 20" in a 22.75 x 26.75" frame.

As all the frames are custom fit to the prints, framing your work adds 2-3 weeks to your delivery time, but it is SO worth it, we promise.

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