Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A Special New Guide & Wonderful Resources From Our Friends At Capstone For Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month


May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  
Our friends at Capstone have published a special new guide for our celebrations and learning full of inspiration from authors and illustrators, book recommendations, posters and bookmarks with our favorite Capstone characters, Q and A with authors, Readers Guides and more. 
Along with wonderful book recommendations, they share, 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate the rich history, cultural diversity, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. The AAPI community includes nearly 50 countries and ethnic groups with their own distinct histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and dialects. With the dramatic surge in anti-Asian violence, amplifying AAPI voices and bringing attention to their experiences is more important than ever before.
Join us in lifting up and celebrating the AAPI community this month and throughout the year. We’re spotlighting essays about representation from Capstone authors Saadia Faruqi and V.T. Bidania, as well as featuring some of our favorite book recommendations by Asian American authors and fun freebies for your classroom or library.

Children from all backgrounds benefit from learning more about the culture and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Two amazing online resources we recommend exploring are the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
And take a look at the Educator Resources and Downloadable's Capstone has created for all of us to use and share with our students, teachers and school communities.  

There are posters, bookmarks, 
Q & A with Capstone authors, 
and Readers Guides for three of our favorites books and series.  

I can't wait to share these resources with our teachers and students, hang up my Yasmin poster, pass out the bookmarks and dive into the Readers Guides with our teachers.  

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