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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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May was chosen as the designated heritage month to commemorate the first arrival of Japanese immigrants to the US on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad — whose tracks were laid almost entirely by Chinese and Chinese American laborers — on May 10, 1869. Check out the official site for historical archives, online activities, and more!

May is also Arab American Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month. Here are some book lists to keep you reading throughout May and the rest of the year!






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