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Celebrate and learn about the many cultures that fall under the Asian American umbrella in this alphabetically organized, rhyming, and colorfully illustrated picture book for kids!

The ABCs of Asian American History

Written by Renee Macalino Rutledge
Illustrated by Lauren Akazawa Mendez
Published by Ulysses Press

The ABCs of Asian American History is an inclusive compilation of the holidays, famous figures, traditional dress, cuisine, and other interesting facts from nineteen Asian American groups (as defined by the 2020 United States Census), including Korean Americans, Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Pakistani Americans, Japanese Americans, Hmong Americans, and more.

Perfect for kids ages five and up, this book explores Asian Americans in the US cultural landscape, from the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal to the first Indian American woman to travel to space, as well as the names of famous Asian American inventors, artists, and political leaders. Kids will also learn about traditions, from Diwali to Chinese New Year; music and fashion styles, from the tabla to the sari; and signature dishes, like laksa and pho, giving greater visibility to Asian Americans for the youngest of learners.

Primary ISBN: 9781646044542
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Nonfiction, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Various Arrivals

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

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