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
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
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
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.
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 the Talk to a Librarian Help Line, (415) 473-2272, M-F 9-6, Sat 9-3, Sun 1-4. We’re happy to help!
Kato, Yoshi. (updated 2021, May 3). Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the Bay Area, opens a new window. Datebook. San Francisco Chronicle.