A is for Asian American: An Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Alphabet (Arts and Culture Alphabet)

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Do you want to learn more about Asian American culture? Do you like Chinese food, K-pop, or Japanese anime? Read this book to learn more about the history and culture of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA).

Written in rhyming verse, it is playful and perfect for children. This book goes through all the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to show what each letter represents in terms of APIDA. I get it’s hard to find a word that starts with the letter X, but I don’t understand how X stands for Martial Arts Move.

I love the art in this book, it is so pretty. The people are drawn realistically rather than focusing on stereotypes.

I learned a lot about some of the history like how Hawaii had a queen. I like how at the end of the book there is a glossary and some suggested activities that a family can do together. I highly recommend this book to Asians and anyone wanting to learn more about Asian history and culture.

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Author Virginia Loh-Hagan, Tracy Nishimura Bishop
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 13-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781534111370
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Issue January 2023
Category Children's