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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Nickelodeon

Books featuring AAPI authors and illustrators.

Bilaal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, Illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Dim Sum For Everyone by Grace Lin

On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts. And as is traditional and fun, they share their food with each other so that everyone gets a bite of everything.

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Mingfong Ho

This atmospheric picture book gently but dynamically evokes a summer’s evening, the tranquillity punctuated only by sounds wafting in on the night air as a mother puts her baby to sleep.

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho

New York Times Bestseller–this lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes.

Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling, Illustrated by Aaron Asis

In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl’s summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations.

A Saree for Ammi by Mamta Nainy

Captures the story of two girls who belong to a weaving family in Kota, Rajasthan. The girls wonder why their mother who weaves sarees all day, does not own one of her magnificent creations.

Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis

Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi to prepare for a traditional luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built.

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