May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Find videos, books & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian Pacific American history and culture all year long. On this page, you can:

The month of May was officially designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by the U.S. Congress in 1992. Learn more at »

Multicultural virtual learning videos

Explore items and cultures with Miss Juanta and friends in this video series.

Ao Dai: Vietnam

Miss Juanta is happy to introduce her dear friend Huyen Le. Huyen is wearing a silk Ao Dai, the traditional Vietnamese garment now worn on special occasions. Does your culture have special clothes for important days?

Thai Dancers

Miss Juanta has some special dolls to show you: They represent Thai temple dancers! Then watch a special dance, the Riree Khaosan, performed by children from Wat Dhammaram.

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More for kids: Check out picture books (pdf), fiction and graphic novels (pdf), and nonfiction (pdf)

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Online resources to explore

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For kids

Language learning

  • Mango Languages: Reach conversational proficiency in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, Malay, and more.

Newspapers & magazines

  • Global Newsstream: Get full-text access to newspapers, news wires, websites, and blogs from leading publishers in Asia. From the GlobalNewsstream front page, select “International Newsstream” and then “Asian Newsstream.” Publications include The Wall Street Journal Asia, China News, and The Bangkok Post.
  • PressReader: Search publications by language or country.

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