Paula Yoo : Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

I expected these days in isolation to drag on forever, but I’m finding that they are whizzing by faster that ever. May is almost over. My series is almost complete! I’m grateful to members of the youth lit community who were eager to proclaim their anti-racism while supporting Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders this… Read More Paula Yoo : Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Jennifer Baker : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Lothian Books, 2007) By Jennifer Baker I recognize in the States it’s AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. And as a head’s up to readers, the work I’m spotlighting was created by Shaun Tan, an Asian Australian artist. For me, The Arrival really does convey a gripping and completely engrossing… Read More Jennifer Baker : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Sunday Morning Reads

May is winding down, as is the I Read Asian Pacific Island American series.  Through this series, I’ve met new friends, found new books and publishers to watch for and evolved my thinking. I had the opportunity to read from Mike Jung’s The Boys in the Back Row. Having not worked with younger children (except… Read More Sunday Morning Reads

Rodney Campbell : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Asia is the largest continent so imagine the huge variety of experiences, cultures, languages and stories that range from Kazakhstan, Iran, Guam Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Japan, Oman, North and South Korea, Borneo and so many, many more countries. This month’s contributors have shared children’s literature written by both Asian Americans and Asians that… Read More Rodney Campbell : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books