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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month is dedicated to honoring the legacy of AAPI in the United States, and to promote learning about their many varied cultures and influences to our country. 

Check out NPR's article about the history of AAPI Month and why we celebrate.


Picture Books-

The Paper Kingdom - Helena Ku Rhee

The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi

No Kimchi For Me - Aram Kim

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas - Natasha Yim

Snow Angel, Sand Angel - Lois-Ann Yamanka

Gibberish - Young Vo

'Ohana Means Family - Ilima Loomis

The Ocean Calls - Tina M. Cho



Chapter Books & Graphic Novels-

When You Trap a Tiger - Tae Keller

Sea Sirens - Amy Chu & Janet K. Lee

Kudo Kids - Maia Shibutani

Count Me In - Varsha Bajaj


For more info check out-

 Activities, Information, Virtual Tours, etc. put together by the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fun Facts from the Census Bureau