Asian Lit Bingo is an annual event featuring a reading challenge dedicated to centering stories with Asian protagonists by Asian authors. It was created by Shenwei and launched by our team during heritage celebrations in May 2017.
Check out the May 2019 edition here.
Check out the May 2018 edition here.
Check out the May 2017 edition here.
Due to the erasure of Pacific Islander identities under the AAPI umbrella during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this reading challenge is a separate initiative focused on Asian voices out of respect for Pasifika activists, friends and their spaces.
During this month, we also encourage readers to support Pasifika voices and spaces via Our Stories – Tala mai le Moana compiled by Lani Wendt Young, Pasifika Tales and the updated resources below.
Update: Back in 2017, Alec Te Pohe collected these useful Pasifika lit resources:
– Māori and Pasifika Month Reads via Ruru Reads
– Tina Makereti: five Māori and Pasifika favourites
– Māori (and Pasifika) writing in 2017: Thalia Kehoe Rowden recommends 22 picture books that feature Pasifika and Māori children
– Ministry of Education Pasifika and ESOL resources
Learn more about the inspiration behind the Asian Lit Bingo reading challenge and special features, here. Check out the May 2017 reading challenge game-board below:
Interviews via the 2017 Asian Lit Bingo Features
Interview: Stacey Lee – via Written in Wonder
Interview: Zen Cho – via Read, Think, Ponder
Interview: Randy Ribay – via Stay Bookish
Interview: Samira Ahmed – via Paper Wanderer
Interview: Riley Redgate – via One Way Or an Author
Character interview: Faye from No More Heroes by Michelle Kan – via Huntress of Diverse Books
Interviews via READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA:
Interview: Kathleen Burkinshaw
*Interested in an interview? Drop by our contact page.
Asian Lit Chat Recaps from the 2017 Asian Lit Bingo Features
#AsianLitChat Recaps with readers & authors: May 14th, 20th & 27th 2017