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2013 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature Winners!

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2013 Best Asian Pacific American Books for Kids! Thank you to Paper Tigers for this information! The Asian Pacific American Libraries Association has announced their 2013 literature award winners.   Best Asian Pacific American Picture Book Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth by Joan Schoettler and illustrated by Jessica Lanan Asian Pacific American Honor Picture Book A Path of Stars by …

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AAPI Children’s and Young Adult Lit Winners and Honorees for 2012 Newbery, APALA, Sibert and More!

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I wanted to add my congratulations to these authors, illustrators, and publishers. This post is from PaperTigers.org, a wonderful website and blog for librarians, teachers, publishers, and all those interested in young readersÁ books from and about the Pacific Rim and South Asia. These are the winners from the APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association). Winners …

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Asian American Writers’ Workshop Winners, Scholarships for Adopted Korean Kids

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From Marie Myung-Ok Lee, A founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop If you’re like most Asian Americans, you grew up in an immigrant family. Your mother and father struggled to make ends meet. They raised you. They relied on you for English. Maybe you were a reader, but it never occurred to you that …

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Grace Lin: A Great Author/Illustrator Asian American Role Model Who Just Gets Better All The Time

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  Children’s illustrator and author Grace Lin luckily was seemingly raised by enlightened first generation Taiwanese-American parents rather than that sad story of Tiger Mom. At least, that is what I think after reading her Pacy series, now with its latest installment as it’s a semi-autobiographical series. At a young age, Grace (and Pacy) knew …

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Top 10: Best Chinese American Children’s Books (ages 2-14)

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The Chinese immigrant experience is one with a long history in America resulting in becoming the largest Asian population in America today.  There is a great one-page overview on Chinese immigration that details this history.  Interestingly, this article says that the earliest Chinese immigrants during the 1700’s were well received and became wealthy but attitudes changes …

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Top 10: Best Japanese American Children’s Books (ages 2-16)

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The story of Japanese immigration is also true for my own family history.  Changes in Japan during the Meiji Restoration from 1868 to 1912 wrought great changes in Japan as the country tried to modernize.  The old feudal system of titled landowners was abruptly stripped away, and the daimyo domains of titled landowners were turned …

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