More Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Citizens Who Energized America (Awesome Asian Americans)

by Phil Amara (Author) Juan Calle (Illustrator)

More Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Citizens Who Energized America (Awesome Asian Americans)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

This sequel continues the critically-acclaimed graphic novel Awesome Asian Americans!

Learn about 20 more trailblazers who have enriched the USA. This diverse cast includes historic trailblazers (actor George Takei, author Amy Tan) to current celebrities (singerBruno Mars, athlete Chloe Kim), from a spectrum of vocations and cultures (violinist Midori, inventor Amar Bose). Learn key chapters of U.S. history not covered in school and the amazing deeds of these pioneers. Challenged by discrimination and bias, these stars pushed forward to impact society and motivated others to do likewise. Kids and adults will enjoy discovering a rainbow of role models. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this useful, groundbreaking anthology. Each profile will inspire the next generation to pursue their passions and make a difference.Each 6-page chapter features 3 dynamic drawings.

Artist Juan Calle's 60 spectacular color illustrations invigorate these relevant and meaningful portraits.Bruno Mars (singer) Amy Tan (author) George Takei (actor) Chloe Kim (Olympic snowboarder) Jim Lee (comics artist) Midori Goto (violinist) Amar Bose (audio inventor) Mazie Hirono (senator) Peter Tsai (N95 mask scientist) Mira Nair (filmmaker) I.M. Pei (architect) Anika Rahman (human rights lawyer) Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Nvidia computer CEO) Channapha Khamvongsa (activist) Farhan Zaidi (baseball executive) Isabella Aiona Abbott (botanist) Raymond Martin (Paralympian wheelchair sprinter) Helene An (chef) Dith Pran (photojournalist) Katherine Sui Fun Cheung (pilot)

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Review quotes

"Awesome Asian Americans,
fulfills a public craving for content focusing on gifted talent from
underrepresented American communities. This book features ten Asian American
men and women from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have been undervalued while
making notable cultural, economic, and creative contributions.This book is an
engaging read..."
- Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association
Phil Amara
Oliver Chin wrote the
children's book series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac and Julie Black Belt, as
well as the sports commentary The Tao of Yao: Insights from Basketball's
Brightest Big Man
Phil Amara was an editor at Dark Horse Comics, and wrote The
, The Treehouse Heroes, and So, You Wanna Be A Comic Book Artist? He is
an elementary school teacher in Boston,
Juan Calle illustrated Good
Dream, Bad Dream: The World's Heroes Save the Night
and The Year of the
Rooster: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
. Oliver, Phil and Juan created The Asian
Hall of Fame
picture book series (The Discovery of Ramen, Fireworks &
, and Anime & Manga) and Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Stars Who
Made America Amazing
(volume 1).
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
December 20, 2022
Awesome Asian Americans
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF025030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Asia
JNF018020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - Asian American
JNF069000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
United States
Asian Americans

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