I am Hapa!
Michael Satoshi Garcia
Easr West Discovery Press
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.
Racial Diversity; Biracial; Multiracial; biracial children; multiracial children
Asian / Pacific Islander
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2016, Finalist, Picture Book
Purple Dragonfly Book Award, 2017, Honorable Mention, Cultural Diversity
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2016, Winner, Multicultural And International
United States; Hapa; Asian; Pacific Islander; trilingual; identity; differences
Smith, Crystal, "I am Hapa!" (2016). Diverse Families. 586.