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Asian American Pacific Islander History: Manuel Tubella, Jr.

May 23, 1960

In central California, the San Mateo-based newspaper The Times reported on a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter rescue the previous night at a beach in the region. 445 more words


American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda by Gloria Chao. February 6, 2018. Simon Pulse, 311 p. ISBN: 9781481499101.  Int Lvl: YA; Rdg Lvl: YA; Lexile: 780.

An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. 710 more words




When this note fades
will it join you in that place
above the sky
or below the waves
of the earth’s plump
body? Or will it… 38 more words


Asian American and Pacific Island History - Maggie Gee, Chinese-American Pilot

May 21, 1979

The U.S Air Force (USAF), in a key victory for a group of American women who had flown planes in support of their country during World War II, officially recognized the active military status of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during that global conflict and issued honorable discharges to those aviators. 290 more words



I am a “daughter-in-law.”  Those words served merely as descriptor of my place in my husband’s family and held little more meaning than labeling purposes until now.  328 more words


Asian American Pacific Islander History - Physicist and Astronaut Ed Lu

May 18, 1997

The STS-84 spaceflight mission was very much in progress three days after its seven-member crew lifted off from John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on board Space Shuttle Atlantis. 335 more words


Gifted and Talented (Part one)

In the fifth grade I was selected to join the elite Gifted and Talented class at Pine Grove Elementary. It was like going to prep school without the uniforms, a mini pre-Ivy League program for upper to middle class kids in public school on the East Coast. 890 more words

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