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Shining A Light is a beacon of information and inspiration about the incredible contributions of past and present AAPI innovators whose achievements have empowered all of us.”
Paula Yoo, award-winning author of Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story and From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

Shining a Light: Celebrating 40 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Changed the World

Written by Veeda Bybee
Illustrated by Victo Ngai
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Meet forty people who helped change the world in countless ways in this beautifully illustrated collective biography.

From scientists to sports stars, aerospace engineers to artists, every person shines in this collection. Dynamic portraits portray each person with bold colors and clever, precise details. Each biography celebrates the determination and courage of people who were on the forefront of changing society.

Using their specific talents, each individual fought for the space for people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to be seen and treated with dignity and respect. Their important legacy lives on today.

Primary ISBN: 9780358539353
Publication Date: March 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Essay Collection, Nonfiction, Age 08 or older

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