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“A well-curated collection of Asian American and Pacific Islander heroes.”
Kirkus Reviews

Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All

Written by Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani, and and Dane Liu
Illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

Inclusivity sets this beautifully illustrated picture book apart in its exploration of thirty-six inspirational Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, such as disabled hero Daniel Inouye, immigrant astronaut Kalpana Chawla, and biracial entertainer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Olympic medalist siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani felt compelled to create a book showing the undeniably positive impacts that Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans have made in this country and around the world. Thanks to quick and accessible biographies written with journalist Dane Liu, readers will learn about important figures who have shaped life-altering policy, made indelible marks on pop culture, and achieved their greatest dreams—paving the way for future generations to make lasting change.

Primary ISBN: 9780593525432
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Nonfiction, Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Various

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