Welcome Asian American Pacific Islander Month during May by checking out these great titles on Hoopla!
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
A young half-Asian girl arriving in 1880s America struggles to adjust to new surroundings while navigating the almost unanimous prejudice of the townspeople in her heartland community.
Different Pond by Bao Phi
As a young boy, Bao and his father 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. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.
Hot Pot Night by Vincent Chen
What’s for dinner? A Taiwanese American child brings his diverse neighbors together to make a tasty communal meal. Together, they cook up a steaming family dinner that celebrates community, cooperation, and culture. Includes a family recipe for hot pot!
Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang
As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl’s world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside her house and beyond, she collects bits of the natural world. But who are her treasures for?
Awesome Asian Americans by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin
This is an illustrated children’s anthology of noteworthy Asian Americans: 20 groundbreaking men and women from diverse backgrounds and vocations