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Fighting to Belong! (Vol 1) : Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander History from the 1700s Through the 1800s

Written by Amy Chu and Alexander Chang

Illustrated by Louie Chin

Third State Books presents this collaboration with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) and The Asian American Education Project, a three-part comic book series for middle grade readers (ages 8-13) that tells the story of AAPI history in a format that is appealing and accessible to them. This first installment follows a group of friends who embark on a journey to witness firsthand key events in AAPI history, from the Manila Men to the Gold Rush.

“This is the history I wish I had learned in middle school.”
—Jeremy Lin, professional basketball player and philanthropist

"Historic contributions and stories of resilience are shared in this dynamic graphic novel. An informative and engaging read!"
—Maia and Alex Shibutani, two-time Olympic medalists and authors of Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All

“This visually engaged book helps young readers of all backgrounds across the country understand how AANHPI historical events are greatly linked within the foundation of the United States. Recommended purchase."
—School Library Journal

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