Dial Books Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country
Dial Books Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country

Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country

By Kelly Yang


Publication Date: May 3, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

From NYT bestselling author Kelly Yang comes a gorgeously illustrated picture book about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights!

From creating beautiful music like Yo-Yo Ma to flying to outer space like Franklin Chang-Díaz; from standing up to injustice like Fred Korematsu to becoming the first Asian American, Black and female vice president of the United States like Kamala Harris, this book illuminates the power of Asian Americans all over the country, in all sorts of fields.

Each spread is illustrated by a different renowned Asian American or Asian artist. Alongside the poetic main text, Yes We Will includes one-line biographies of the person or historical moment featured on the page, with extended biographies at the end. Readers of different ages and needs can use the book in different ways, from classroom discussions to bedtime readalouds and more.

Yes We Will answers the question, can we accomplish whatever we dream? With love, courage, determination, and lots of imagination, we can—and we will!

Featured changemakers:

Franklin Chang-Díaz

Lia Cirio

Tammy Duckworth

Jenny Han

Kamala Harris


Fred Korematsu

Padma Lakshmi

Sunisa Lee

Jeremy Li

Yo-Yo Ma

Amanda Nguyen

Sandra Oh

I. M. Pei

Mamie Tape

Peter Tsai

Philip Vera Cruz

Vera Wang

About the Author

Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling author of the Front Desk series, New from Here, and the young adult novels Parachutes and Private Label. Her books have earned multiple awards, including the 2019 APALA Award for Children’s Literature, the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, and multiple best of the year lists, and her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic. Kelly immigrated to the United States when she was six years old and grew up in Southern California. Today, she and her family live in Los Angeles.

Author Residence: Calabasas, CA

Featuring beloved illustrators: Nabi H. Ali Fahmida Azim Marcos Chin Sally Deng Shreya Gupta Julia Kuo Julie Kwon Nhung Lê Kitkat Pecson Dow Phumiruk Sujean Rim Dan Santat Yuewei Shi Yuko Shimizu Yao Xiao

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Date: May 3, 2022

ISBN: 9780593463055

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