Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): AAPI Heritage Month

This month we celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their contributions, past and present, to America's cultural richness and diversity. This year is particularly important as we've seen a rise in attacks against our friends, family, and loved ones. We encourage people of all races to stand in solidarity against the hatred and violence against the AAPI community. We are stronger together #StopAsianHate

#READ: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

The Called Us Enemy book coverA stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon—and America itself.


#LISTEN: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh

A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsFifteen authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in short stories ranging from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge.


#EXPLORE: Kanopy: Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Asian American Female Poets
This documentary offers rare interviews with over 15 major Asian-Pacific American women poets. Organized in interwoven sections such as Immigration, Language, Family, Memory, and Spirituality, it is a sophisticated merging of Asian-American history and identity with the questions of performance, voice, and image.

#MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Imagine if the library were made just for you and your friends. What types of programs and events would you have? Join the Teen Advisory Board to tell the library what you and your friends like to do, and see the changes start to happen. (For ages 12 – 17)
Saturday, May 22, 2021 – 1:00 PM

#KEEP READING: Check these out for more books written by AAPI authors, featuring characters and situations that are relatable to many teens.


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