Books to Honor AANHPI Voices and Stories

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May 14, 2024



Books to Honor AANHPI Voices and Stories

May 14, 2024

This May, celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with books that center around AANHPI lives and stories. 

Share this curated collection of books by authors and illustrators of Asian, East Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritages and cultures. From picture books and chapter books to graphic novels and more, these stories serve to amplify AANHPI voices and communities, this month and every month!

Introduce young readers to Tala Learns to Siva, an uplifting story about a young girl who finds inner strength and courage in family, history, and community through a traditional and cherished Samoan dance, taualuga. 

Check out this coloring page and word search inspired by the empowering book Tala Learns to Shiva.

Meanwhile, My Saree is a beautiful picture book about a young girl who discovers a new way to embrace her Hindu heritage. With Heritage Night coming up, Divya hopes this is her chance to finally wear her first saree to school. 

Have your child celebrate Indian culture with this fun My Saree activity sheet.

Fans of graphic novels will love Mabuhay!: A Graphic Novel, a humorous and heartwarming story that celebrates family and Filipino folklore, food, and culture. Readers will follow first-generation siblings JJ and Althea as they uncover secrets about their family and learn to embrace who they are and where they come from. 

For older readers, share Any Way You Look, an empowering book about sisterhood, friendship, identity, and staying true to yourself. This new middle-grade read follows the journey of Ainy as she navigates her Muslim faith and explores what it means to wear a hijab.

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