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Great children's picture books to talk about Asian Pacific Heritage month from BlogHer and HapaMama

Great children's picture books to talk about Asian Pacific Heritage month from BlogHer and HapaMama

Today in 1924: Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, is born.   Inouye was instrumental in the creation of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian as well as the creation of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Today in 1924: Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, is born. Inouye was instrumental in the creation of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian as well as the creation of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Maxine Hong Kingston, a prolific writer, was one of the first people Asian women writers to break into the modern canon. Her books were not only taught in Women’s Studies and literature courses but were also best sellers. The Woman Warrior is considered a feminist anthem to this day. She is also a decorated activist and academic.

Maxine Hong Kingston, a prolific writer, was one of the first people Asian women writers to break into the modern canon. Her books were not only taught in Women’s Studies and literature courses but were also best sellers. The Woman Warrior is considered a feminist anthem to this day. She is also a decorated activist and academic.

Wishing he had something to be clever at like each of the other children in his class, Ling Sung unexpectedly and happily discovers the others admire his prowess with chopsticks.

Wishing he had something to be clever at like each of the other children in his class, Ling Sung unexpectedly and happily discovers the others admire his prowess with chopsticks.

Meet the extraordinary Michelle W. Kwan. She is a figure skater, diplomat, writer and philanthropist who is most popular for being the most decorated figure skater in American history, as well as one of the most successful and popular American figure skaters of all time.  "What can I say but dreams do come true!" Michelle Kwan http://thextraordinary.org/michelle-kwan

Michelle Kwan

Meet the extraordinary Michelle W. Kwan. She is a figure skater, diplomat, writer and philanthropist who is most popular for being the most decorated figure skater in American history, as well as one of the most successful and popular American figure skaters of all time. "What can I say but dreams do come true!" Michelle Kwan http://thextraordinary.org/michelle-kwan

No matter what is going on around you, daily you can make your life more beautiful via consistency and wise choices. Duh. von Kurt's blog.

No matter what is going on around you, daily you can make your life more beautiful via consistency and wise choices. Duh. von Kurt's blog.

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he also undertakes later, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. | Lexile: 560

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he also undertakes later, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. | Lexile: 560

Dragonwings  - A great historical fiction Children's Book, about the experience of the Chinese immigrants in 1900 San Francisco. Honestly portrayed through the eyes of a 9 year old boy.

Dragonwings - A great historical fiction Children's Book, about the experience of the Chinese immigrants in 1900 San Francisco. Honestly portrayed through the eyes of a 9 year old boy.

A story of bees, honey, and a grandfather in Malaysia teaching his grandson honey-gathering in the tall Tualang tree.

A story of bees, honey, and a grandfather in Malaysia teaching his grandson honey-gathering in the tall Tualang tree.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read | Quassan Castro

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read | Quassan Castro

Paper Son is one of those historical picture books for older readers that presents an aspect of history in fictional form.  In this case how Chinese immigrated to America after the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882 closing our borders to them. Review by Randomly Reading.

Paper Son is one of those historical picture books for older readers that presents an aspect of history in fictional form. In this case how Chinese immigrated to America after the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882 closing our borders to them. Review by Randomly Reading.

Patsy Mink - 1st Asian-American Congresswoman

Patsy Mink - 1st Asian-American Congresswoman