Cover of the book, A Kids Guide to Asian American History
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Did you know May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month? The month is a way to pay tribute "to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success." The Library of Congress has an amazing collection of stories, some of which have specific components for use by educators in the classroom and the National Parks Service AAPI website features some online resources for travel, education and more. You can also visit the Smithsonian's Standing Together Against Hate online exhibit, which features amazing, free online sessions to help us put recent events in context.

Right here at BiblioTech Public Library, we have some great resources for you, too. Check out our Asian American Pacific Islander shelf on cloudLibrary (or the cloudLibrary app), with books like Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and The Happy People in Trees by Hanya Yanagihara. On Hoopla (or the Hoopla app) browse this collection of Asian Pacific American resources, including ebooks for all ages, or this Asian cinema collection. Kanopy also has a 12 Films to Watch for AAPI Month category, as well as interesting documentaries, including some from The Great Courses. We also have great resources available on BiblioBoard (or the BiblioBoard app), including A Kid's Guide to Asian American History.

The Texas-based Asia Society lists 31 ways to celebrate this month on it's website, and you can also catch specific content all month on PBS.

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