Resources for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Written by Toné Mendoza, Lecturer/Diversity Specialist Librarian

For the month of April, UNK celebrates our Asian-American communities which have added richness and ingenuity to our country’s historical progress and vitality, as you will find by exploring these resources available through the Calvin T. Ryan Library:

Library Resources:

The Asian American Encyclopedia (6 volume set)
Reference Collection –  *E184.O6 A827 1995

Asian Americans: An Overview. (2010). In Encyclopedia of American Studies. Retrieved from

Contemporary Chinese America [electronic resource] : immigration, ethnicity, and community transformation.
Electronic Book via NetLibrary

Encounters : People of Asian Descent in the Americas
Book Collection –  E29.O6 E53 1999

Reading the Literatures of Asian America
Book Collection –  PS153.A84 R43 1992

A Resource Guide to Asian American Literature
Book Collection –  PS153.A84 R47 2001

Free Websites:

Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues.  Retrieved from

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Retrieved from

National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington D.C). Retrieved from

Notable Asian Pacific Americans (from Scholastic for Teachers website). Retrieved from