May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Here are some great books to share with children this month:
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo
A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans - a favorite Chinese food - growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event.
Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look
During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor.
Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong
When Mai feeds the caged birds at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam, her simple act of kindness starts a chain of thoughtful acts that ultimately comes back to her.
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be.
Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki
A little girl declares that on the first day of school she will wear the kimono that her grandmother brought her during her visit from Japan, no matter what anyone says.
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon
A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions.