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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with BadgerLink Resources

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and throughout the year, explore resources and publications on Asian culture and heritage available through BadgerLink.


TeachingBooks is an engaging collection of resources that brings books to life with author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussions guides and more to support literacy instruction.

  • Browse TeachingBooks' Asian American and Pacific Islander cultural experience collections for titles and resources to use in your literacy work all year long.

  • Explore additional titles on this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book List created by Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

  • Learn about Hawaiian language and culture with this bilingual complete video reading for 'Ohana Means Family, narrated in Hawaiian and English by Kalei'okalani Matsui.

  • Hear author Jyoti Rajan Gopal talk about the young Indian American protagonist in her book American Desi exploring her mix of cultures in this video book trailer.

  • Dive deep into activities related to Eyes that Kiss in the Corners with author Joanna Ho in this TeachingBooks blog post.

  • Hear how Jessica Kim explored “toggling” between cultures as an Asian American in the Meet-the-Author Recording for Stand Up, Yumi Chung!.

  • Try filtering the Meet-the-Author Recordings Collection by Asian, Asian American, South Asian or Pacific Islander cultural experience on the left to hear directly from AAPI authors and illustrators.

  • Browse recipients of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, which honors books that portray Asian and Pacific Americans and their heritage.

Britannica School

To help teach students to celebrate and recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States, Britannica’s Curriculum Expert Team has put together a few activities and resources for educators and students at Note: Before clicking on the links at Britannica Learn, please first go to Britannica School through BadgerLink when on the school network, or log in at if at home. 
These resources highlight the achievements and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. It is important for students to explore the history and cultural richness of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to understand how the accomplishments of these groups have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. 

EBSCO Resources

Check out these EBSCO resources available through BadgerLink for more information on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including their culture, and history.

  • NoveList is a reading recommendation resources that can help librarians find fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks that reflect the experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • For libraries looking to add new books by and about Asian Pacific Americans to their shelves, Core Collections has great recommendations. Core Collections has reliable guides for collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference for Children's, Middle & Junior High, and Senior High. Here are a few recommendations:
    • Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis; illustrated by Kenard Pak
    • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
    • Mooncakes + Milk Bread by Kristina Cho
    • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • Literary Reference Center Plus includes biographies, plot summaries and literary criticism to support students researching the works of Amy Tan, Haruki Murakami, Gene Luen Yang, Jhumpa Lahiri and many more.
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center contains Poetry Showcases by The Paris Review for Monica Youn, Tishani Doshi, Wendy Xu, Tan Lin and Vijay Seshadri. Each showcase includes a biography, three poems for discussion, and an interview with the poet.
  • For researchers and students seeking information on the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Academic Search Premier and History Reference Center databases offer current and historical articles from magazines and scholarly journals covering a wide range of topics. They provide information on Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, culture, arts and traditions as well as insights into more recent social movements.

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