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Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All

Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All

From Olympic ice dancing medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani, this beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world.

Inclusivity sets this beautifully illustrated picture book apart in its exploration of thirty-six inspirational Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, such as disabled hero Daniel Inouye, immigrant astronaut Kalpana Chawla, and biracial entertainer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Olympic medalist siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani felt compelled to create a book showing the undeniably positive impacts that Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans have made in this country and around the world. Thanks to quick and accessible biographies written with journalist Dane Liu, readers will learn about important figures who have shaped life-altering policy, made indelible marks on pop culture, and achieved their greatest dreams—paving the way for future generations to make lasting change.

Book Details

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: April 18, 2023
ISBN: 9780593525432
Language: English

About the Author

Maia and Alex Shibutani (aka the ShibSibs) are two-time Olympic bronze medalists, three-time world medalists, and two-time US National Champions. They made history when they became the first figure skaters of Asian descent to win medals at the Olympics in ice dance. Off the ice, the ShibSibs are producers, speakers, and ambassadors for various organizations. They recently began their writing career with the Kudo Kids middle grade series. 

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