DIVerse Families
 
I am Hapa!

Title

I am Hapa!

Authors

Crystal Smith

Illustrator

Michael Satoshi Garcia

Publisher

Easr West Discovery Press

Pages

24 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780991345465

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Multiracial; biracial children; multiracial children

Annotation

Hapa, a term that originates in Hawaii, is used to describe a person of partial Asian or Pacific Islander descent. Today, the multiracial population in the United States is growing faster than at any other time in history. As many as 17 million Americans identify themselves as of more than one race. Many children are confronted with their identities, especially when questioned about being different . With delightful photographs, I am Hapa encourages children to look within themselves and appreciate the diverse cultures and ethnicities that make each person special.

Grade Level

PK-1

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2016, Winner, Multicultural And International

Keywords

United States; Hapa; Asian; Pacific Islander

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

I am Hapa!

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