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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May 3, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, fiction, nonfiction, spring.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Created to “promote awareness and increase understanding of the Asian/Pacific American culture and its diversity through education and celebration,” it is celebrated in May to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant to the U.S. (1843) and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (May 10, 1869).

Promote Asian American cultural awareness in your library with a display of biographies, cookbooks, art and craft books, and travel guides. Or highlight novels by Asian American and Pacific American novelists:

  • Gish Jen
  • Ha Jin
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Dai Sijie
  • Lisa See
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Amy Tan
  • Banana Yoshimoto
  • Bharati Mukerjee

More resources and booklists from the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, InfoPlease, and the San Mateo County Library.



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