Teaching Activity. By Wayne Wah Kwai Au. 5 pages.
Lesson on the history of Hawai’i and the impact of colonization and tourism.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Glenn Omatsu. 2006. 350 pages.
Comprehensive collection of articles and lessons on Asian Pacific American history.
Book – Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2014. 96 pages.
An account of Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century.
Book – Non-fiction. By David H.T. Wong. 2012. 240 pages.
A graphic novel that gives a panoramic but also an intimate look at the Chinese experience in North America.
Book – Fiction. By Jewell Parker Rhodes. 2013. 288 pages.
Historical fiction about Reconstruction-era Louisiana through the eyes of a young girl who bridges the divide between the long-time plantation workers and the Chinese indentured servants.
Book – Historical fiction. By Winifred Conkling. 2011. 160 pages.
Based on the true story of two girls who meet in 1940s California and a landmark lawsuit on education.
Film clip. Voices of a People’s History.
Dramatic reading of Yuri Kochiyama’s “Then Came the War” (1991) by Deepa Fernandes.
Brief profiles of people and events from Asian American and Pacific Islander people’s history.
Ronald Takaki (April 12, 1939 – May 26, 2009) was an academic, historian, ethnographer, author, and activist who is credited with founding ethnic studies.
Primary documents, historical background, and more on the Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of Chinese American struggles for civil rights.