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Teaching + Learning the ABCs of Asian American History

Do you know your ABCs of Asian American history? Here's why it is important that you know the facts. Recent research reveals the 
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) population is the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the United States. The commonly used abbreviation, AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander, including people who are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Thai, Cambodian, Laotian, Burmese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, and other Pacific Islander people. Historically, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made numerous significant contributions to American society in a variety of fields, including business, education, government, healthcare, law, science, athletics, and the arts. We've discovered a brilliant book to prepare you with a smart start for teaching and learning the ABCs of Asian American History, a perfect resource to include in your Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Teaching + Learning The ABCs of Asian American History

"The ABCs of Asian American History is an inclusive compilation of the holidays, famous figures, traditional dress, cuisine, and other interesting facts from nineteen Asian American groups (as defined by the 2020 United States Census), including Korean Americans, Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Pakistani Americans, Japanese Americans, Hmong Americans, and more.

Perfect for kids ages five and up, this book explores Asian Americans in the US cultural landscape, from the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal to the first Indian American woman to travel to space, as well as the names of famous Asian American inventors, artists, and political leaders. Kids will also learn about traditions, from Diwali to Chinese New Year; music and fashion styles, from the tabla to the sari; and signature dishes, like laksa and pho, giving greater visibility to Asian Americans for the youngest of learners."

Written by author, Renee Macalino Rutledge who was born in Manila, Philippines, The ABCs of Asian American History is available on Amazon and at ReneeRutledge.com.

During the month of May in the United States, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the vast array of contributions of AAPI community to society. There are many ways to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month including learning more about the history and culture, read books and articles, watching movies and TV shows, visiting museums and cultural centers, and supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses and organizations.

Through national celebration of AAPI heritage and by teaching and learning the ABCs of Asian American history, we learn more about their rich cultural diversity, in addition to showing support for their contributions to American society. We're all encouraged to become more involved in advocacy initiatives addressing challenges faced by the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander community.

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