Happy AAPI Heritage month everyone! We've got a short round up featuring a few of our faves. If we're missing any you love, let us know!
“Watercress”, Andrea Wang (Author) Jason Chin (Illustrator). A moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage.
"What's That?", Karen Chan (Author), Basia Tran (Illustrator). A charmer about the foods that make up who we are and how the meals we eat can bring us together.
“Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala", Meenal Patel (Author). A celebration of the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, the threads that connect each of us to our heritage, and the power of sharing our traditions with others.
“Eyes That Speak to the Stars", Joanna Ho (Author), Dung Ho (Illustrator). A lovingly rendered tale that redefines what it means to be truly you.
"Sugar in Milk", Thrity Umrigar (Author) Khoa Le (Illustrator). A timely and timeless picture book about immigration that demonstrates the power of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance.
"Ohana Means Family", Ilima Loomis (Author) Kenard Pak (Illustrator). A sweet story that follows the "Ohana" as they prepare for a luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built.
As always, we love to help support small and BIPOC-owned bookshops. Shopping our bookshop* is a great way for you to join us in this mission,but we also know this may not be an accessible option for everyone. All of these books can be found at larger retailers as well.
Thanks for reading and all of your support.
Ditto Kids Team
*"What's That?" is not currently available at bookshop, you can find it here.