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Fairy tales and origami for kids all in one package

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper. As a parent of a child obsessed with it, there are certain scenes that are familiar: the random squares of paper tucked in every corner of the...

Children’s books that teach lessons of bravery, community, death of loved ones and more

Crab Cake written and illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi There is never a bad time for cake. In Crab Cake, written and illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi, a large aquatic community hums with activity. A “Clownfish hides...

Tyrus Wong and his success as an artist for Disney movies

During the height of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a young Wong Geng Yeo and his father immigrated to America. Deemed a “Paper Son”, he is grilled by immigration officers having to prove that he...

Learning the art of perfecting the bao

Bao is a savory bun that is commonly filled with seasoned ground pork and steamed in a white pillowy dough. For Amy Wu and her family, including a fluffy white cat, making baos is...

Children’s books offer up tales of magic, inter-galactic friendship and animals

A Big Bed for Little Snow Written and Illustrated by Grace Lin Childhood glee results in a sudden blizzard. Little Snow, an Asian boy clad in white pajamas decorated with blue snowflakes, is waiting while...