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5 Great Poems and Stories for AAPI Heritage Month

Posted on May 12, 2021

A poem about a film about a boy diver in the Philippines  . . .

This month, the U.S. is celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage. Here are 5 short, engaging online readings to launch an exploration:  
  1. A joyful thousand-year-old Chinese love poem 
  2. A Korean YA story about two girls who grow close during a (fictional) pandemic 
  3. A Filipino poem about an indigenous boy's cultural identity and its representation
  4. A Japanese story featuring a teenage "fake psychic" 
  5. A Vietnamese poem that imagines the past and future lives of a discarded chair 
Want more? Visit our large collections of short readings from Japan, China, and Korea (including new stories about love and fathers)! 

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