I hope I’m not the only one who enjoys celebrating heritage months! I’ve been working up my memoirs to have a few books to recommend each heritage month but this seems to be the first year when I’m not just filled with TBRs. It’s pretty exciting!
May is a bit of a packed month for heritages my current plan is to showcase a few memoirs of each heritage and then have a new one for each during the next few weeks. Here they are:
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:
- Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China by Val Wang
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling
- In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein
- First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
- In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
Jewish American Heritage Month:
- Black White and Jewish by Rebecca Walker
- Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
Haitian American Heritage Month:
I’d also like to mention that it is Celiac Awareness Month and that if you are interested in reading about what it’s like to live with it, there is The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan. It’ll count for a Read Harder task 1, if you’re still looking for it, too. Keegan had Celiac Disease and her stories of growing up with are the most memorable part of her book for me.
Does anyone have recommendations for memoirs of women with Asian Pacific, Jewish, and/or Haitian heritage?