San José Public Library Stands with the AAPI Community

San José Public Library (SJPL) denounces the violent attacks against our Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We believe that, through literacy and education, individuals and communities grow in appreciation and empathy for the unique experiences and values of others, and we are committed to providing access to knowledge resources that build understanding, compassion, and respect. Together, we can combat hate with knowledge and community partnerships to develop a deeper understanding of one another. SJPL expresses our heartfelt support to the victims and stand by our AAPI library members, seniors, volunteers, colleagues, and neighbors.#StopAsianHate

These book titles and resources are recommended by your SJPL Librarians:

Recommended Children's and Young Adult Fiction

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, book cover
Prairie Lotus, book cover
American Born Chinese, book cover
The Magic Fish, book cover
We Are Not Free, book cover
I'll Be the One, book cover
They Called Us Enemy, book cover
Something in Between, book cover

Recommended Adult Non-Fiction

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, book cover
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, book cover
Asian Americans (DVD), book cover

Helpful Links and Resources

  • If you see something, say something:
  • For mental health crisis line, call 1-800-273-TALK
  • If you would like to learn how to take action when you witness discrimination, Hollaback Together! offers Bystander Training:

Please consider supporting these local organizations: