Asian American Bios for Kids

Published in the United States


  

Asian American Children’s Biographies 

Prepared by Dragoneagle Press


Amy Tan: Women of Achievement. Written by Charles J. Shields. New York: Chelsea House, 2001, 116 pgs., 5th grade and up.

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Reaching for the Stars; Amazing Asian Americans. Written by Ai-Ling Louie. Bethesda: Dragoneagle Press, 2014. 48 pgs., 4-6th grades

Be Water, My Friends; the Early Years of Bruce Lee. Written by Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee. New York: Lee and Low, 2006, 32 pgs. 2-4th grades.

Daniel Inouye; Asian Americans of Achievement. Written by Mary Chipley Slavicek. New York: Chelsea House 2007. 112 pgs., 5th grade and up.

Drawing From Memory (an autobiography). Written by Allen Say. New York:Scholastic, 2011, 64 pgs., 4th to 6th grade.

The East-West House, Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan. Written by Christy Hale. New York: Lee and Low, 2009, 32 pgs., 3rd to 6th grade.

Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohno. Written by Thomas Lang, New York: Avon Books, 2002. 128 pgs., 5th grade and up.

Good Fortune. Written by Li Keng Wong. Atlanta: Peachtree, 2006. 127 pgs. 4th to 6th grades.

Isamu Noguchi; Asian Americans of Achievement. Written by Carolie Tiger. New York: Chelsea, 2007, 112 pgs., 5th grade and up. 

I.M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose, Written by Jill Rubalcalba. Tarrytown, Marshall Cavendish, 102 pgs., grades 5 and up.

Kristi Yamaguchi: Asian American Biographies. Written by Elaine A. Kule. Chicago, Raintree, 2005, 64 pages, grades 5 and up

Last Hawaiian Queen, Liluokalani. Written by Paula Guzette. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1997, 48 pgs. grades 5 and up.

Le Ly Hayslip: American Biographies. Written by Mary Englar. Chicago, Raintree, 2005, 64 pgs. Grades 5 and up.

Mai Ya’s Long Journey, Badger Biography Series. Madison, Wisconsin Historical Society, 80 pgs., grades 4 and up.

Maya Lin. Written by Amy Stone. Chicago: Raintree, 2003, 32 pgs., grades 4-6.

Meet Laurence Yep: About the Author. Written by Alice B. Mc Ginty. New York: Powerkids Press, 2003, 24 pgs., grades 2 to 4.

Michelle Kwan, Figure Skater. Ferguson Career Biographies. Written by Todd Peterson, New York: Ferguson , 124 pgs., 5th grade and up

Patsy Mink, Mother of Title 9; Amazing Asian Americans. Written by Ai-Ling Louie. Bethesda, Dragoneagle Press, 2018, 34 Pages, grades 3-6.

Shining Star, The Anna May Wong Story. Written by Paula Yoon. New York: Lee and Low, 2007, 48 pgs., grades 3 to 6.

Sky High; The True Story of Maggie Gee. Written by Marissa Moss. Berkeley:Tricycle, 2009, 28 pgs., grades 2 to 4.

Surfer of the Century; The Life of Duke Kahanamoku. Written by Ellie Crowe. New York: Lee and Low, 2007, 48 pgs., grades 3-6.

Vera Wang, Queen of Fashion; Amazing Asian Americans. Ai-Ling Louie. North Branch: Dragoneagle, 2007, 48 pgs. grades 3 to 5.

Yo-Yo and Yeou-Cheng Ma, Finding Their Way; Amazing Asian Americans. Written by Ai-Ling Louie. Bethesda, Dragoneagle, 2012, 48 pgs., grades 3 to 5.

Yo-Yo Ma: Asian American Biographies. Written by Mary Olmstead. New York: Raintree, 2005, 64 pages, grades 6 and up.