Asian American History Month

Asian American History Month

Hope Reiman, Staff Writer

We have all heard that America is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and ethnicities. It is important to celebrate these differences between cultures and learn about other traditions. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, which means this is the month we highlight their history, experiences, and culture.  


During this time, it is important to listen to and support AAPI voices. We can do this by donating to different charities, supporting artists and business owners, and reading about their historic experiences and culture. There are even some museums you might be able to find that highlight AAPI history.  


Thankfully, we have some AAPI representatives in our government, along with an increasing number of award-winning musicians and actors. Even with America’s growing acceptance, we still see consistent harassment and racism directed towards our AAPI communities. We as the public can help stop these hate crimes by strengthening AAPI voices and educating ourselves. Currently, Clear Springs host Asian Diversity club meetings on Thursdays once or twice a month. Anyone is welcome and it is a wonderful way to learn about AAPI culture, (The club is currently looking for a president to take over for next year.) Of course, we can do these things any time of year, May is just the time of year we highlight AAPI voices. So, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here are some media recommendations I have gathered: 



Everything Everywhere all at Once 

Crazy Rich Asians 

Turning Red 

Raya and the last dragon 

Shang chi 






Hayley Kiyoko 




Daughter of the Moon Goddess 

Crying in H-Mart: A Memoir 

Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood 





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