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“Che and Wu center Asian American figures and history as well as intersectionally aware concepts in this activist-leaning abecedarian….[A] hopeful, liberation-minded primer that culminates by speaking to the ‘power in knowing Asian American history.'”
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An Asian American A to Z: A Children’s Guide to Our History

Written by Cathy Linh Che and Lucia Wu
Illustrated by Kavita Ramchandran
Published by Haymarket Books

A comprehensive and spirited exploration of Asian American history—its movements, cultures, and key figures—beautifully illustrated and compellingly told for readers of all ages.

Co-authors Cathy Linh Che and Kyle Lucia Wu take us on a journey through stories of celebration and resistance: the Third World Liberation Front, the Muslim Ban, Japanese American incarceration camps, Padma Lakshmi, Rashida Tlaib, Sunisa Lee, and more. It is a history of struggle, but also one of great triumph, brought to life with colorful and dynamic illustrations by Kavita Ramchandran.

Written by the directors of Kundiman—an organization dedicated to nurturing Asian American writers—An Asian American A to Z is a book for children of all backgrounds and a vital resource for tomorrow’s organizers. Asian American identity formation is expansive yet under-taught, and this book is a necessary intervention that will ground readers in joy, history, and solidarity.

Primary ISBN: 9781642599459
Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Chapter Book, Nonfiction, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Various

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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