May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans to the making and evolution of our country. Let’s take this opportunity to identify and celebrate some of the wonderful HMH authors of Asian heritage who write about what it means to them to be Asian American and share their experiences.
For Younger Readers (Pre-K–Grade 3)
Allen Say’s sumptuously illustrated books often reflect on his own experience as a person with roots in both Japan and the United States and the feelings of both loss and connection that come from belonging to two places. His Caldecott-winning Grandfather’s Journey is a masterpiece exploring memory and personal history through the years with words as well as wonderfully resonant pictures.