|What is the model minority myth? (Racial Justice In America: Asian American Pacific Islander)|
Author: Loh-Hagan, Virginia
Learn about the model minority myth and discover how it discriminates against and holds back Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in America.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 514385
School Library Journal (04/01/22)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 5–8—This series covers the complexity of the Asian American Pacific Islander experience in connection to the United States. Opening with the table of contents, there are about five chapters of varying length per book title. Each title explains what the central question is about, the history, the challenges, what this topic looks like, and how readers can do better by it. The pages are brightly color-blocked and the text is easy to read, and vocabulary words are in different colors. A cloud bubble with a raised hand asks the reader critical thinking questions connecting the text to self, such as, "Think about what you have learned in school. How many Asian Americans did you study?" (What is Yellow Peril?). Smaller photos are used and correspond with the text. The text is honest and clear about each topic explaining the definition of privilege and its application in the U.S., along with what Asian-Black solidarity looks like, and what the Forever Foreigner Stereotype is. Every title's last section is about how young people can do more by starting with themselves and building from there. The final page includes a glossary, index, and more reading suggestions, including fiction and nonfiction books. VERDICT A comprehensive series for readers learning or affirming the Asian American Pacific Islander experience. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.