AAPI Heritage Month: Week 4

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. As part of the school’s activities this month, the Equity and Inclusion Committee has prepared a diverse and engaging list of things families can do outside of school to support the Asian and Pacific Island community and celebrate its heritage. Here are this week’s offerings.

Book Recommendations

Asian Americans Who Inspire Us by Analiza Quiroz Wolf Age range: Children

Drawn Together by Minh Le Age range: 5–10

I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne Age range: Children

Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo Age range: Adult

Art Projects to Explore

Origami Heart

Origami Animals

Traditional Asian Craft

Field Trips

Peony Garden Chinese restaurant, 1448 So. Main St., Walnut Creek

Ohgane Korean BBQ & Cuisine, – 3915 Broadway, Oakland

Discussion Topics

Bystander Intervention (for parents), Hollaback

Asian American History in the US (for parents), PBS


Hainan Chicken Instant Pot (Singapore)


1 whole chicken

1 whole ginger

1 bunch of green onions

White rice (for family of four, the submitter of this recipe usually cooks 4 cups of rice, but says it’s up to you)

1 bottle Hainan chicken rice sauce

Olive oil



Soy sauce


Sesame oil

Sriracha sauce

Bowl of ice water, enough to cover a quartered chicken