August 2020 Newsletter
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) is having their Annual Award Tribute this coming Saturday, September 5th, at 5-6pm. This year’s tribute will be a virtual event on the Internet.
The honorees include John Tateishi, Dr. Reiko True, Rev. Ron Kobata, and Asian American Curriculum Project (yes, that’s us :).
Deadline to register for the event is August 31st. So please hurry and register right away. Proceeds benefit NJAHS’s Teacher Education Workshops.
Link for More Information and to Register
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Celebrate the End of Summer
With Our Favorite Young Adult Books and Movies
Our resident YA expert picks out the perfect stories for teens (and teenagers at heart).
By Pia Ceres
Late summer has always sparkled with possibility: sunsets descending a little sooner, with the promise of autumn and freshly sharpened pencils ahead. I think that young adult, or YA, novels perfectly crystallize that transitional energy, just on the cusp of something new and unknown.
The best part is that there are more YA books with Asian American protagonists than ever, and some of our favorite stories have even been adapted for the screen! So whether you're looking for an exciting book to lure your tween or teen from their phones, you want to recapture the back-to-school nostalgia for yourself, or you want to find something that you and your child can enjoy together, we have the perfect list of Asian American YA from our online bookstore.
Life of an American Hero
By Philip Chin
By the end of his life in 2012, Daniel Ken Inouye was President pro tempore of the United States Senate, third in line in presidential succession just after the Speaker of the House of Representatives. His life inspired many minorities to enter politics. His appearance on television during the Watergate hearings in 1974 was seen by a young Barack Obama during a family vacation, “It hinted to me what might be possible in my own life,” said President Obama in his eulogy to Senator Inouye, “I learned how our democracy is supposed to work.”
“Were it not for those two insights planted in my head at the age of 11, in between Disneyland and a trip to Yellowstone, I might never have considered a career in public service. I might not be standing here today. I think it’s fair to say that Danny Inouye was perhaps my earliest political inspiration.”
View full descriptions of all these featured books at Bookshop.org where you'll also have the opportunity to purchase them.
Young Adult and General Literature
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