Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Kids

As we educate our children to have empathy, be open to other perspectives, and treat all people with respect, this month offers families an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and importance of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) cultures. We take this step to work together to build an inclusive community where all people are valued.

The Marin County Free Library stands in solidarity with AAPI communities. A resolution, opens a new window was passed on April 13 by the Marin County Board of Supervisors condemning and combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


Resources for kids

Books 

AAPI books that inspire conversations, opens a new window

Hoopla, opens a new window     Asian Pacific American Heritage Month children’s titles

Overdrive, opens a new window     Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Media

PBS, opens a new window Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

Common Sense Media , opens a new windowTop Ten Family Movies to Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month on YouTube


Events

Minecraft Chinatown Alleyway Tour, opens a new window (all ages) on Sunday, May 9, at 1 pm. Take a virtual visit to the main streets and alleyways of San Francisco’s Chinatown, recreated in the Minecraft video game. The tour highlights past struggles and triumphs with personal stories about preserving Chinatown. Register to attend the Chinatown Virtual Tour online, opens a new window. Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Ginger and Chrysanthemum, opens a new window interactive read-aloud from debut author Kristen Mai Giang, opens a new window. For families, Wednesday, May 12, at 10:30 am. Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

K-Pop virtual dance class, opens a new window for tweens and teens on Saturday, May 29 at 1:00 pm. Free with registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Walkway Weekends in Chinatown, opens a new window, Sundays May 9 and May 16, noon – 3 pm. Showcases talented local artists and musical performers. 

See San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, opens a new window for more 2021 Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage events.


Stories humanize and highlight AAPI communities that have been neglected in many educational settings. Share this space with your family, this month and every month of the year.


Need assistance? Please contact, opens a new window us online with any questions or call one of our branches. We’re happy to help!


Sources

Asian Pacific American Heritage month, opens a new window

Asian Pacific American Heritage (APASF)

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), opens a new window

Kato, Yoshi. (updated 2021, May 3). Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the Bay Area, opens a new window. Datebook. San Francisco Chronicle.

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