Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we are excited to celebrate with this list of books. Learn about new cultures, traditions and people who made an impact. Be sure to check out all the books below!

It's hard being the new kid at school, and even harder when people can't pronounce your name. Learn how Unhei handles this in The Name Jar.

Learn about 16 Asian-Americans who changed the world in Asian-Americans who Inspire Us.

Magic Ramen shares the story of Momofuku Ando and his quest to feed post-war Japan. Watch these videos with your students to see how ramen is made today.

A Place to Belong explores the hardship and fears that Japanese Americans faced during World War II. Have your students choose a writing prompt and put themselves in someone else's shoes.

A grandfather and his grandson learn they do not need to speak the same language to have a connection in Drawn Together. Ask your students to make their own comic like the characters in this story.

Read Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom and learn the story of an amazing scientist and her groundbreaking work. Then build your own molecule!

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners is a book about diversity and loving the way you look.

In Bilal Cooks Daal, six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad cook and to introduce his friends to the tasty dish.

A young Filipino girl Lou, who shares a room with her mom in her grandmother’s house, dreams of building a tiny home of her own in The House that Lou Built.

 

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