Read to Lead: AANHPI Heritage Month

The Clinton Presidential Center’s Read to Lead Series is all about helping young learners become great readers, leaders, and active citizens. We will explore some interesting topics, like how to be a good member of your community and learn more about yourself and the culture and history of our neighbors. This enriching event is free to the public.

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Join us May 25 at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center for Read to Lead: AANHPI Heritage Month. You will get to listen to some great stories about influential voices from some amazing books and even get the chance to make some accessible crafts and participate in music-making activities.

This month’s program is presented in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System.

BOOK 1: “Year of the Cat” by Richard Ho

A legendary race determined the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac calendar . . . but what happened to Cat, the one animal who never received a year? Rat, Cat, and their eleven friends star in this funny animal adventure that introduces young readers to both the Chinese zodiac and the importance of apologizing. For fans of This Is Not My Hat and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates.

BOOK 2: “Holding On” by Sophia N. Lee

A young girl in the Philippines uses music to connect with her grandmother as her memory fades in this warm and moving picture book perfect for fans of Pixar’s Coco. There is always singing in Lola’s house. Sammy Davis Jr. in the morning, Dean Martin in the afternoon, and all throughout the evening, old Tagalog love songs from Nora Aunor, Basil Valdez, and more. Lola always says: “If you want to hold on, you gotta sing your songs.” Her granddaughter tucks these sounds and Lola’s wisdom deep within her heart. And when Lola starts slipping into silence and stillness, she helps Lola hold on, piece by piece, with the joy and music that Lola taught her.



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