Shining a Light: Celebrating 40 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Changed the World

by Veeda Bybee

Hardcover, 2023

Status

Available

Publication

Versify (2023), 112 pages

Description

"A collective biography of 40 influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, from Kalpana Chawla to The Rock to Tammy Duckworth, whose historical contributions readers may not know but whose light shines on, with stunning illustrated portraits by Hugo Award nominee Victo Ngai. From scientists to sports stars, aerospace engineers to artists, every person shines in this collection. Dynamic portraits portray each person with bold colors and clever, precise details. Each biography celebrates the determination and courage of people who were on the forefront of changing society. Using their specific talents, each individual fought for the space for people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to be seen and treated with dignity and respect. Their important legacy lives on today."--Publisher marketing.… (more)

Awards

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Kids (Informational Books for Older Readers — 2023)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

112 p.; 9.06 inches

Pages

112

Rating

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