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 seven books below!
This book shares the inspiring story of Wu Chien Shiung, a Chinese girl born when most girls did not have the opportunity to go to school. Chien Shiung grew up to become the Queen of Physics and is a role model for young women scientists.
Daal is a slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia, and preparing it requires a lot of time and many ingredients. In Bilal Cooks Daal, six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad cook and to introduce his friends to the tasty dish. As they prepare the Daal, Bilal begins to wonder if his friends will like it as much as he hopes they do. This beautiful picture book by Aisha Saeed with illustrations by Anoosha Syed provides a wonderful example of family and friends coming together to share and learn important traditions through food.
An endearing story of family, friendship and community. 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. Industrious Lou, aided by her family and friends, overcomes challenges and works together to make her dream come true.