We Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books: A Discussion Among Emerging Scholars

Today’s conversation is hosted by my friend, Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen. I’m so thankful to her and emerging scholars Ji Hong, Erika Kanesaka Kalnay, Nithya Sivashankar and Joanne Yi for sharing their conversation with us today. Sarah: I didn’t know Asian American children’s books existed until I was in graduate school. But when I discovered… Read More We Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books: A Discussion Among Emerging Scholars

Carole Lindstrome : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

The relationships between this month’s readers and the authors they chose to celebrate has been interesting, hasn’t it? While many took the opportunity to celebrate books that are near and dear to their heart. Librarians Sam Bloom and Alia Jones had such a difficult time narrowing their selections because they are anti-racists who read far… Read More Carole Lindstrome : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

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