The aim of this project is for you to learn about Asians and Asian American Pacific Islanders who have made an impact on society or culture, and to celebrate them by sharing what you’ve  learned.  We encourage you to investigate your featured person through books, articles, websites, videos or documentary programs, and more. Here are a few links that may be helpful in getting started, but you need not limit your resources to these.

Asian American Activists to Watch

TIMELINE of Asian American History between 1400 and 1874 

List of Asian Americans

Becoming American: The Chinese Experience . Viewer’s Guide 

Asian Americans in the People’s History of the United States

AAPI History Spotlight: Saluting STEM Pioneers

16 Asian American Heroes Our Kids Need to Know About

Cary Children’s Librarians are here to help!

The librarians at Cary Children’s Library are excited to help, too.  They are a great resource and have many services to offer; such as finding books, digital resources and other references for this project.  Additionally, you can request a book bundle related to a specific topic.  Check them out and email the team at