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US Mint to Produce Anna May Wong Quarter

The US Mint will produce a quarter in 2022 featuring pioneering Asian American Actress Anna May Wong.  The quarter is part of the America Women Quarters program.  On th web site for the Anna May Wong coin it says: Anna … Continue reading

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The First US Television series featuring an Asian American Actor is Lost and Probably Gone Forever

The blog title above might make you wonder if something happened to Fresh off the Boat.  Perhaps if you were older or well versed in pop culture, you might wonder if something happened to copies of All American Girl (1994), … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Bad Girls Throughout History” by Ann Shen

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen is the book you need right now, a walk through a diverse array of bad ass women across time and across continents. Subtitled “100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World,” this beautifully illustrated … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Fortunes” by Peter Ho Davies

Peter Ho Davies’ latest novel The Fortunes traverses 150 years of Chinese American history through the stories of four characters. Beginning with Ah Ling, biracial servant to railroad baron Charles Crocker in the late nineteenth century, the book moves on to … Continue reading

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8 Random Facts: Flower Drum Song

I’m working on a screenplay and one of the films my co-writer asked me to watch was Flower Drum Song. As my writing partner noted, it is “perhaps the only mainstream musical with all Asian American characters.” The sad thing is … Continue reading

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Top Children’s and Young Adult Literature for APA Heritage Month

By Cynthia May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Kidlit is one of many things that shed light on the rich and diverse heritage and cultures of Asian Pacific Americans. Being Asian American, I grew up thirsty for books about … Continue reading

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Asian American Lawmakers Push For Asian Themed Stamps

If you’re a stamp collector like I am, you’re familiar with the terms commemorative and definitive. Commemorative stamps are typically limited issue, and typically honor or celebrate a certain theme, individual, event or object. Definitive stamps are the ones issued … Continue reading

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