17 books to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Canada

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. To celebrate, here’s a list of 17 works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and comics by Canadians of Asian descent.

The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

The Library of Legends is a novel by Janie Chang. (HarperCollins Canada)

In The Library of Legends, 19-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates are ordered to flee as Japanese bombs start to land on Nanking. It’s not just refugees who are in danger — Lian has been entrusted with a 500-year-old collection of myths and legends known as “The Library of Legends.” It’s now up to Lian and her classmates to protect the collection at any cost.

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