AAPI Heritage Month Resources

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) peoples’ contributions have had substantial and important impact in the United States.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month refers to the history, culture and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. (according to the U.S. Census).

Provided here is a booklist collected from different resources. These books are for all ages that may be shared with your local librarian for requests to add to their collections.

Also, we’ve collected some traditional games/activities, links are included, in case parents and kids are interested in and would like to give a try.

Games and Books Related to East Asian Culture


Additional Published Book Lists

Games / Activities

Games and Books Related to Indian Culture


  • Kalki's Parthiban's Dream (originally parthiban kanavu in tamil) - translated by Nirupama Raghavan - English

  • Arthamulla Hindu Matham (Meaningful Hinduism), Vols. 1-10 Tamil edition by Kannadhasan - Tamil

  • Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 to 5 set - Historical Tamil novel translated to English - English

  • "Malgudi Days" - By R.K . Narayan - English

  • "One grain of rice" - Demi - English

  • "Swami Vivekananda - Life and Teachings" - Br. Amal - English

  • "The veena player" - by Anjali Raghbeer - English

  • Any book/compilation from "Amar chitra katha" series - English

  • Any book from "Tales of Tenali Raman" - English

  • Any "Panchatantra" book compilation - English

  • Any "Vikram and Vetal" compilation of stories - English

  • Any "Akbar and Birbal" stories - English

  • Any "Tinkle Digest" book/volume - English



The Pittsford Central PTSA DEI Committee seeks to celebrate ALL residents and truly value diversity and inclusion. We emphasize that our differences truly make us better. We know that it is essential to create welcoming schools and classrooms where differences in language, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, unique abilities, etc., are viewed as assets rather than deficits. An awareness and acceptance of these differences are foundational to the success of all students.

As a small group of volunteers, we acknowledge we may be incomplete in our coverage of this topic. For that reason - we welcome you to contact us with suggestions and additions regarding any of this material, you may reach the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee via our feedback form. We can add more to our posts throughout the month and plan to build on this material in future years.