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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. With continued social distancing, it's a good thing there are a lot of online resources to learn about and honor the people and cultures of this region. Start with this page, which is a gateway to a lot of resources at the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and other entities under the federal government's umbrella. The County of Los Angeles public library has a lot of things going on, so find out about those events here. I like the Reading Rockets site because it has a lot of very specific "Themed Booklists" for interests and events, such as "Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage" and, further, there are usually links built in that show where to borrow or buy the books. And right here are books in the County of LA public library's digital books collection that are available for immediate checkout (unless someone else got there first--in that case you can place a hold). Click on the images below to go to that book's catalog record. You do need a library card and PIN to check the books out. If you don't have a card, you can get an Instant Digital Card. And head over to the Weekly Readalouds page to see video readalouds for each grade. The grade levels on these are pretty fluid--anyone could really watch any of them!
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
"Along with her contemporaries Ellen Tarry and Ezra Jack Keats, Gyo [Fujikawa] made books that opened the door for today's conversations about diversity. She started with an empty white page and a wish for a bigger, better world and laid out a whole dream--inviting publishers, teachers, readers, future writers, and illustrators to imagine a more inclusive future."
--It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad