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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2024

Freeman Book Awards- Honoring East And Southeast Asian Titles for Children and Young Adults. National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University sponsor the annual Freeman Book Awards for new young adult and children’s literature. The awards recognize quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast Asia. Awards are given in two categories: Children’s and Young Adult on the several countries of East and Southeast Asia.

SCPL Book List: Asian-American Fiction-List of books by Asian American Authors available at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
New York Public Library Suggested AAPI Reading List-  Explore books for adults, kids, and teens that spotlight a range of experiences within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
2024 Releases by Asian Authors-'s list of new releases by Asian Authors. Check our SCPL calendar for available titles.
Epic Reads 52 YA Books to Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month-52 Young Adult books to read with Asian Protagonists.
San Francisco Public Library Booklist for AANHPI 2022: LGBTQ+ Fiction for Adults-A selection of recent Fiction by and/or about LGBTQI+ Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, all available to borrow from the SFPL (if you see a title you would like read that is not available through SCPL please suggest a purchase).

Kanopy's list of Asian American and Pacific Islander Movies to stream- Watch these titles with your SCPL Library Card.
Poems, meditations, films, and other cultural nutrients for times like this. Curated with love by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center-Care Package is a collection of creative offerings by artists, writers, and scholars who the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American center have collaborated with in recent years. Here, you will find a range of approaches to addressing uncertainty, anxiety, and grief through vision, reflection, and healing. Most have been exhibited in past programs, but have never been made widely accessible until now through their website.

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month 2020: Films for Adults | San  Francisco Public Library | BiblioCommons

Author Talk with Nidhi Chanani - Nidhi Chanani is an East Bay author and illustrator. Her graphic novels for kids include "Pashmina," "Jukebox," the "Shark Princess" series and her latest, "Super Boba Cafe." At this interactive program, kids will get to meet a graphic novelist, learn her process for writing and drawing and see a live drawing presentation. Come join if you love reading and comics! Two locations - May 3rd- 2:30pm Capitola Library, May 3rd- 4:00pm Scotts Valley Library 

Chinese Gold Book Discussion with Sandy Lydon and George Ow
Chinese Gold Book Discussion with Sandy Lydon and George Ow - In honor of AAPI month you are invited to join local historians Sandy Lydon and George Ow for an in-depth group discussion of Lydon's book, Chinese Gold: The Chinese in Monterey Bay Region. 

AAPIC Santa Cruz Collective  -The Asian American Pacific Islander Collective, Santa Cruz is a source for information, support, and community created by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Santa Cruz. The AAPIC hosts the annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival and other events throughout the year. 

Educators' Mixer: Pajaro Valley Filipino American History-  To kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month, the MAH and UCSC’s Watsonville is in the Heart (WIITH) research initiative will co-host an Educators' Mixer. The event allows educators to meet with WIITH team members working to produce educational resources about Filipino American history in Santa Cruz County.

Virtual Author Talk with Rebecca F. Kuang on Asian American Representation in Literature -Join us online for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

Virtual Author Talk with Rebecca F. Kuang on Asian American Representation in Literature 

AANHPI Heritage Month Storytime at Felton Branch Library -

Join us for a special preschool storytime and craft today celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We shall read stories and do activities as well as a craft that celebrates AANHPI cultures and heritage! 

AANHPI Heritage Month Storytime @ Felton

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley By Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols- From the booklet Nihon Bunka = Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley. It was published by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council in conjunction with the Council's 1992 exhibition of the same name. The text is published on the library’s website with the permission of the Council. Photographs are courtesy of Bill Tao. Copyright 1992, Pajaro Valley Arts Council.

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Posted by glassa on May 1, 2024 at 5 a.m.


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