Asian Lit Bingo

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

HUIA Publishers

Pacific Island Books

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:

asianlitbingo bingo board

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: Judy Lin

Interview: Gloria Chao

Interview: Emily X.R. Pan

Interview: Mina Li

Interview: F.C. Yee

Interview: Axie Oh

Interview: Sarah Kuhn

Interview: Tara Sim

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