Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Awesome Asian Americans by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin - ADVISABLE

Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Stars Who Made America Amazing
by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin
, 120 pages. BIOGRAPHY, SHORT STORIES. Immedium, 2020. $18.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G



In these 20 mini-biographies, Amara and Chin highlight Asian Americans who have done amazing things despite racism and other hardships. Some of these heroes are doctors, soldiers, and Olympians; others are singers, artists, and athletes. Whether you want to follow the trails they have blazed or make a path all your own, the stories of these stars will encourage and inspire.

Amara and Chin chose a wide variety of people to highlight, and the range shows just how important Asian Americans have been in building the image of America that we have, even when others told them to “go back where they came from.” The overall message of not only tolerance but love and inclusion was clear without being belabored. I was surprised by how many of the people highlighted are familiar to me, and I loved learning more about them.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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