Quill Tree Books Made in Asian America: A History for Young People
Quill Tree Books Made in Asian America: A History for Young People

Made in Asian America: A History for Young People

By Erika Lee


Publication Date: April 30, 2024

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

“Moving, educational, and engaging—what history for middle graders must be.” —Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author From three-time Newbery Honoree Christina Soontornvat and award-winning historian Erika Lee comes a middle-grade nonfiction that shines a light on the generations of Asian Americans who have transformed the United States and who continue to shape what it means to be American today.

Asian American history is not made up of one single story. It’s many. And it’s a story that too often goes untold. It begins centuries before America even exists as a nation. It is connected to the histories of Western conquest and colonialism. It’s a story of migration; of people and families crossing the Pacific Ocean in search of escape, opportunity, and new beginnings.It is also the story of race and racism. Of being labeled an immigrant invasion, unfit to become citizens, and being banned, deported, and incarcerated. Of being blamed for bringing diseases into the country.And it is a story of bravery and hope. It is the story of heroes who fought for equality in the courts, on the streets, and in the schools, and who continue to fight in solidarity with others doing the same.An adaptation of Erika Lee's award-winning The Making of Asian America, this book is a stirring account of the ordinary people and extraordinary acts that made Asian America and the young people who are remaking America today.

About the Author

Erika Lee is an award-winning historian, author, and advocate. The Bae Family Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumni Professor at Harvard University and Past President of the Organization of American Historians, she is the author of several prize-winning books including The Making of Asian America, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Adult Non-Fiction, and America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, winner of the American Book Award. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Erika and her family now live in Massachusetts. Christina Soontornvat is the award-winning and bestselling author of over twenty books for young readers. She is a three-time Newbery Honor recipient, whose works include All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, which was also awarded the Sibert Honor and the Kirkus Prize for Young People’s Literature. Born and raised in Texas, Christina currently resides in Austin with her family.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: Quill Tree Books

Publication Date: April 30, 2024

ISBN: 9780063242937

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