Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
Each May, we honor the achievements of the millions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders living in the US today and in past generations. AAPI Month honors their incredible contributions - from the many Japanese and Chinese immigrants who helped complete the transcontinental railroad in the late 1800s to those who worked for social and economic justice in the past and into the future.
Golfer Tiger Woods, singer Bruno Mars, Vice-President Kamala Harris, and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta are among the almost 17 million Americans who make up this diverse group today. In fact, AAPI consists of roughly 50 ethnic groups with roots in more than 40 countries, speaking over 100 languages!
We invite you to visit our Library locations, which are honoring the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in our country. Walk the story at our Trail Tales, “Tisha and the Blossom” with your family. Plus, this month would not be complete without librarian-curated book lists, as well as themed book discussions!
Browse the library and check out our monthly displays! Many are featuring works by Asian Americans and Pacific Islander authors to honor their contributions to history.
Keep an eye out for our AAPI Heritage Month booklist—you can find it on our website at Starklibrary.org.
Looking for a good read this month? Check out these books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors within our collection. We have options for all ages!
If you feel there is something that Stark Library could do to create a more inclusive space for you to learn, we appreciate you letting us know. It is our goal to make sure every patron of Stark County District Library feels safe, welcome, and represented from the time they step through the door. If there is an author, book, or any other material that you had hoped we would have but do not, let us know! Our collection is always evolving to best suit our community’s needs and we would be happy to look into adding the materials that you love.
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