Amazing: Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All

ISBN-10: 0593525434
ISBN-13: 9780593525432
Author: Shibutani, Maia and Alex Shibutani
Illustrated by: Jaleel, Aaliya
Interest Level: K-4
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: April 2023

Copyright: 2023

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-4

Reading Level

Lexile: AD1020L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

From Olympic medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani, this beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world. Inclusivity sets this beautifully illustrated picture book apart in its exploration of thirty-six inspirational Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, such as disabled hero Daniel Inouye, immigrant astronaut Kalpana Chawla, and biracial entertainer Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Olympic medalist siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani felt compelled to create a book showing the undeniably positive impacts that Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans have made in this country and around the world. Thanks to quick and accessible biographies written with journalist Dane Liu, readers will learn about important figures who have shaped life-altering policy, made indelible marks on pop culture, and achieved their greatest dreams--paving the way for future generations to make lasting change.
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