Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Month

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    What is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific islanders in the U. S.  The AAPI group includes all of the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island).  


  • Celebrate AAPI

    Heritage Month!

    Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is observed annually in May to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture.  Learn more about the history of this month at this link.

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    Classroom of Asian American children saluting the American flag while reciting the Oath of Allegiance. July 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>

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  • We've built an Asian American and Pacific Islander eBook collection just for you!  Click here or on the picture above to access various nonfiction and fiction books.  Don't forget to log in to Launchpad or use the Sora app on your phone to read books from this collection.  Enjoy!

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