May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We tribute to the generations of AAPI members who have enriched America’s history. This is a list of resources for introducing the AAPI heritages to children.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Resources – 2023
- New York Public Library
The NYPL will host a few readings, free events and book lists for adults, teens and kids.
- NYC Parks
NYC Park’s Urban Park Rangers are hosting free tours and family-friendly activities in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.
- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
This online video series for teachers (and caregivers) by teachers, highlights a wide range of topics in an attempt to breakdown Asian American stereotypes.
- Lee & Low Books
One of the largest selections of Asian and Pacific American books online, sorted by grade, reading level, or culture, including numerous resource lists for educators.
Learn about Asian American history and culture in these 1-hour long documentaries from PBS.
- Asian American Timeline
For the history buff, consider this unique perspective of the Asian American experience that doesn’t start with getting off a boat but rather all along the history of America.
- 2nd Annual AAPI Cultural Heritage Parade
Who doesn’t love a parade that celebrates the broad diaspora of Asian American and Pacific Islanders?
- Queens Public Library
Check out a variety of media from podcasts, events and booklists for AAPI Heritage Month at the Queens Public Library.
- Asian American / Asian Research Institue @ CUNY
AA/ARI has long been a resource for critical thought and representation in the Asian American academic space.