Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with these great books! They are available on Hoopla anytime with your Warren-Newport Public Library card.
Map Into the World by Kao Kalie, illustrated by Seo Kim
Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy year with her family in their new home, and seeks a way to share the beauty of the world with a grieving neighbor.
Hot Pot Night by Vincent Chen
In this version of the classic tale, nobody in the apartment building has enough ingredients for dinner–so a child suggests that they have a community hot pot night. Everybody contributes something, bringing their diverse community together for a delicious meal. Includes a recipe for hot pot.
A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui
As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.
The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Khoa Le
Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang’s childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love.