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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Celebrate and recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans by checking out some books from the Fresno County Public Library. Read about history, culture, achievements, and more! Here are some recommendations for children’s books written and illustrated by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and illustrators.

Picture Books
Watercress by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin
A Boy Named Isamu by James Yang
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho
Drawn Together by Minh LĂȘ, illustrated by Dan Santat
I’ll Go and Come Back by Rajini LaRocca
The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Khoa Le
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang. illustrated by Charlene Chua

Middle Grade Books
Front Desk Series by Kelly Yang: Front Desk, Three Keys, and Room to Dream
Amina’s Song by Hena Khan
Any Day with You by Mae Respicio
Troublemaker byJohn Cho
Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Non-Fiction Books
Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Toshiki Nakamura
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough and Grace Lin, Illustrated by Julia Kuo
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki, Illustrated by Dom Lee
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung, illustrated by Julie Kwon

Note: Click on the book covers to view them in our catalog and place a hold on them. Additionally, click on the arrow at the top of each flyer to print or make it bigger.