May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Enjoy these children’s books by Asian-Pacific American authors and illustrators available at Danville Public Library.
Did you know? We’re doing Curbside Pickup!
A half-Chinese, half-Caucasian girl’s ‘memoir’ about a new sibling, being biracial, and her path to literary greatness.
A folktale about two green frogs who always disobey their mother, explaining why green frogs cry out whenever it rains.
Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is different creatures, including an especially strong, wonderful being made up of her two mothers and herself. Includes note about the phoenix and the Sarabha.
A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
While dining out in a Chinese restaurant, a family’s fortunes are revealed when they snap open their fortune cookies. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs–they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? Well, yes, it’s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies! End notes discuss the history of fortune cookies.
A little boy flexes his ninja chops in an adventure that finds him silently creeping through his home and overcoming formidable obstacles, like the coffee table, to pounce upon his unsuspecting father’s tummy.