Book Drive for K-12 School Libraries

A campaign by AYLUS Williamsville

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Book Drive for K-12 School Libraries

May is Asian American Heritage Month. AYLUS Williamsville is organizing a fundraising campaign to purchase and donate some hand-picked books on Asian American culture and history to Buffalo area K-12 schools. We hope to promote awareness of Asian American‘s contributions to the country, foster inclusion of diversity, and promote a positive environment for youth development. Education is a key to preventing bias.  Your donation will be used to purchase and donate the following book titles to the local schools. No donation is too little. Please help us support this great cause! Please feel free to suggest more book titles and schools to donate to in the comments. We will provide an update on the number, expense of books purchased and the names of the schools that accepted the book donations. Thank you!

Book List

Elementary School  Book Title               Author/Illustrator

1 Eyes that Kiss in the Corners    Joanna Ho

2 Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom             Teresa Robeson

3 Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns    Carolyn Otto

4 Dumpling Dreams         Carrie Clickard

5 Grandfather's Journey               Allen Say

6 A Big Mooncake for Little Star Grace Lin

7 The Invisible Boy           Trudy Ludwig

8 How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion         Ashima Shiraishi

9 I Dream of Popo            Livia Blackburne

10 Gai See: What You Can See in Chinatown         Roseanne Thong

11 Paper Son      Julie Leung

12 The Big Umbrella        Amy June Bates

13 The House Baba Built               ED Young

14 A Different Pond        Bao Phi

15 Ocean Meets Sky       Terry Fan & Eric Fan

16 The Ugly Vegetables                 Grace Lin

17 Dumpling Soup Jama                Kim Rattigan

18 Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding         Lenore Look and Yumi Heo

19 Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story           Paula Yoo and Lin Wang

Middle school

1 Asian American Who Inspire Us              Analiza Quiroz Wolf

2 Front Desk       Kelly Yang

3 Three Keys      Kelly Yang

4 Apple Pie Fourth of July             Janet S. Wong

5 In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson      Bette Bao Lord

6 Where the Mountain meets the Moon                Grace Lin

7 The Great Wall of Lucy Wu       Wendy Wan-Long Shang                                                                                          

8 Ruby's Wish    Shirin Yim Bridges

9 Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha Lai

10 A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park

High School

1 A Youth Textbook of Chinese American History (2 vols.) Xin Su

2 Iris Chang: The Chinese in American     Iris Chang

3 Minor Feelings               Cathy Park Hong

4 Little Fires Everywhere              Celeste Ng

5 Severance       Ling Ma

6 Pachinko          Min Jin Lee

7 Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today. 40th Anniversary Edition

8 I.M. Pei: Complete Works          P. Jodidio and J.A. Strong

9 The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui

10 I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Christina Lamb + Malala Yousafzai 

11 My Land and My People, 14th Dalai Lama 

12 A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Tahereh Mafi 

13 Displacement, Kiki Hughes 

14 America is in the Heart: A Personal History, Carlos Bulosan 

15 The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga 

16 Interpreter of Maladies/The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri 

17 Convenience Store Woman, Sayaka Murata 

18 Please Look After Mom, Kyung-sook Shin 

19 Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu 

20 Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living with War, M. Evelina Galang 

21 Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

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