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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Books and More for K-12 Students

Find booklists and classroom resources highlighting AANHPI heritage from NEA’s partners at WETA. 
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Published: May 26, 2023

Reading Rockets: Booklists for Elementary

Celebrating Asian Pacific American History and Culture  

Through children's books, interviews with children's authors, activities, and educational resources, we celebrate and learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of Asian Pacific Americans. Share these authors, books, and histories throughout the year and across the curriculum! 

For additional booklists, see: 

AdLit: Booklists for Middle and High School is all about adolescent literacy! These booklists highlight themes related to AAPI heritage and for more titles, visit’s Book Finder

Colorín Colorado: Diverse Books That Highlight Culture and Language 

Colorín Colorado is the nation’s leading website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs). Colorín Colorado has dozens of AAPI booklists on its website for children and young adults. Recent additions include: 


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Teaching Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage

To help celebrate and educate about the contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and their culture and history, check out our curated list of lessons, activities, videos, and more.
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