Thursday, May 8, 2008

Resources for Asian Pacific Heritage Month 2008


From New York Public Library's On-Lion for Kids : Recommended books divided into the following categories: Folk and Fairy Tales, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Song, Stories for Older Readers, and Stories for Younger ReadersAn Annotated Bibliography of Books about South Asia and The South Asia Diaspora from Pooja Makhijani

From Scholastic’s Teacher Website: The Asian Pacific American Heritage main page includes links to author interviews with Allen Say, Ken Mochizuki, Greg Tang, and Ed Young, and to a related booklist.

At the Website of the National Education Association: In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month NEA's Read Across America has made available a bilingual reading list of books for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The NEA's Asian American Booklist includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles divided by grade level categories: Grades K-4, Grades, 5-8, and Grades 9 and Up.

From the Public Libraries of Arlington, Virginia

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Books for Young Readers

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Books for Teens

From Cynthia Leitich Smith

Chinese and Chinese Americans in Children’s and YA Books

Korean and Korean Americans in Children’s and YA Books

Japanese and Japanese Americans in Children’s and YA Books


From Smithsonian Education: Asian Pacific Heritage Month Teaching Resources

Three Articles by Grace Lin

Why Couldn’t Snow White Be Chinese: Finding Identity Through Children’s Books

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Character (even if it is Chinese): Why I Wrote “The Year of the Dog”

The Extra Adjective: How I Came to Terms with Being a Multicultural Author


Andromeda Jazmon said...

Thank you for this great list! I am sending it to our teachers.

Elaine Magliaro said...


I hope your teachers find it useful.