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.
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
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
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.