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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

AAPI HERITAGE MONTH RESOURCES

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of the culture and history of Asian-Pacific Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month originated as a congressional bill in 1978 and in 1992 it was expanded from a week to a month-long celebration. This is a good time to learn something new about the diversity of Asian-Pacific cultures or to reflect on your culture with your child if you are descended from these groups. (Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Children)

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AAPI BOOKS

AAPI HERITAGE MONTH DATABASE & WEB RESOURCES

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

EBSCO’s History Reference Center

EBSCO’s Biography Resource Center

Explora

Smithsonian: Asian Pacific American Center

Smithsonian: Asian Pacific American Heritage Collection

National Park Service: AAPI Heritage Month

The National Archives: AAPI Heritage Month

National Geographic: AAPI Heritage Month

National Endowment for the Humanities: AAPI Virtual Bookshelf

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GRAPHIC NOVELS

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AAPI FOOD INSPIRATION

NOVELS by AAPI WRITERS

POETRY & ESSAYS by AAPI WRITERS

Online Resources

American Academy of Poets: AAPI Poets

Poetry Foundation: Asian American Poetry

Poetry Foundation: Pacific Islander Poetry & Culture

AAPI BIOGRAPHIES

AAPI HISTORY & CULTURE

DATABASES & WEB RESOURCES

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