Five Children’s Books for AAPI Heritage Month 

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Below, we’ve provided a list of books that will teach you about Asian American and Pacific Islander stories and cultures. For each book, we included a link to Amazon to purchase. We encourage you to link your account with Amazon Smile, so that a small percentage of your purchases go to a charity of your choice. Once you sign up, you can select the Center for Creative Education for donation.

Asian American Women In Science: An Asian American History Book For Kids

Ages 8-12 

This book looks at 15 inspiring Asian American women who paved the way for others through their great work and scientific discoveries. 

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A Kid’s Guide To Asian American History: More Than 70 Activities

Ages 7-9

This book includes activities, games, and crafts that teach children about Asian American history and culture. 

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Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Ages 5 and up

This book tells the life story of Wu Chien Shiung, a Chinese American woman who made significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and particle physics. 

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The Arabic Quilt: An Immigration Story

Ages 6-8

Kanzi’s family has just moved from Egypt to the United States. She struggles to fit in on her first day of school, but she finds that a treasure she brought from home, a quilt, may be the key to helping her navigate this new life.

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Apple Pie Fourth of July 

Ages 4-7

A Chinese American girl is upset that her parents are cooking Chinese food on 4thof July. But in this story, she learns what it means to be American and embrace your heritage.

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