Guest Blog: Milestones for Immigrants to Begin a New Journey

The theme for this year's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is Celebrating the Immigrant, reflecting on their experience, not just one of migration, but their personal life journey. Our guest blogger is Jian Ping, author of Mulberry Child, and the award-winning documentary based on this personal memoir.  Jian shares with us her own experiences and…
View More about Guest Blog: Milestones for Immigrants to Begin a New Journey

6 Books by Asian/Pacific American Writers

Have you read books by Asian/Pacific American writers lately? To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I've rounded up six of my favorites. The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide is about a childless couple in their thirties, a small rented cottage, a garden that blooms different flowers all year, ailing friends and acquaintances and Chibi, the neighborhood cat. Set in the late 80s…
View More about 6 Books by Asian/Pacific American Writers

Teen Titles Celebrating Asian American Heritage

Diverse titles can be hard to find, so to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I recommend the following stories, covering everything from being torn between two worlds to solving family mysteries and more. Born Confused shows what it feels like to be lost between two worlds. Dimple resists the traditional path of her parents for most…
View More about Teen Titles Celebrating Asian American Heritage

Coming of Age in America

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, here are some stories about teens' experiences immigrating to America. Teenage years are tough while navigating life and figuring out who you truly are, but that process is made even more difficult when you must leave your home behind for an unfamiliar place with different customs. Immigrating from…
View More about Coming of Age in America

Asian Films of Influence

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by watching these Asian cinema classics. Start with Infernal Affairs. It's the original version of the crime drama The Departed, which earned Martin Scorsese the Academy Award for Best Director. You can decide which version you like better, but I have to say that Tony Leung using Morse…
View More about Asian Films of Influence

The Chi of Stir-Frying

Perhaps one of the best ways to celebrate the culture of another country is through its food.   If you are looking for a book that will help give you a window into Chinese culture, the work of Grace Young might be a fun place to start.  I understand now why she has been called the Poet…
View More about The Chi of Stir-Frying
1 - 8 of 8