Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the diverse cultures, contributions and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Observed in May, this month fosters cultural understanding, highlights the rich heritage of these communities and promotes inclusivity in acknowledging their profound impact on American society.

During AANHPI Month, educators are invited to attend the Ethnic Studies Symposium Series: Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies at the Chinese American Museum, and teach ethnic studies that specifically highlight the courage, leadership and contributions of the AANHPI community.

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the history, culture, struggles, and contributions to American society of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to prepare you to teach Ethnic Studies and commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month all year long.

Session Information

May 7, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Asian Pacific Heritage Group’s 14th annual heritage celebration and “Path to Success” scholarship award will honor student scholarship recipients and highlight Paving Paths: Pacific Islanders Breaking Barriers.

Event Details:

Monday, May 20, 2024

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Zoom ID: 876 8258 1240

These resources contain information and opportunities to learn more about the AAPI community and to deepen understanding of the identities and challenges of the AAPI community.

Asian American Education Project

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Resources, ADL

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Your Classroom, Waterford

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  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho 

  • Home is in Between, by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Lavanya Naidoo  

  • Love is in the Library, by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura 

  • Watercress, by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin 

  • Amina’s Song by Hena Khan  

  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang 

  • Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park 

  • Stargazing by Jen Wang 

  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller  

GRADES 9-12 
  • From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo 

  • Himawari House by Harmony Becker 

  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malindo Lo  

  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker 

  • We Are Not Free by Traci Chee