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Children's Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Image of a book with portraits of Sammy Lee, Ellison Onizuka, and Hazel Ying Lee


This month we’re highlighting children’s books celebrating figures of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander heritage. From the inspiring tale of a Disney illustrator to the fearless research of a shark expert, we hope these stories will inspire young historians to make a positive impact on history themselves.

Artists, Architects, and Musicians:

  • I am I.M. Pei by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Illustration of Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial
Illustration of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by architect Maya Lin.
Image credit: Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ds-09691


World War II and War Heroes


Athletes and Martial Artists


Politicians and Changemakers


 Honest History Magazine Issues 2, 10, 16

And if you’re looking for more resources to go with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, check out our kids magazine. Create a bundle with Issue 2 | A Pirate’s Tale, Issue 10 | A Portrait of India, and Issue 16 | The Way of the Samurai to explore the history of China, India, and Japan.