APEX Express

APEX Express

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We’re calling all book lovers and families to join us in exploring the history of Multicultural Children’s Literature, with an eye toward Asian/Pacific Islander Stories! In studio we have an exciting group of guests to talk about the power of culturally relevant narratives and positive portrayals of communities of color:

  • Special readings by two award-winning children’s books: Tony Robles, Author of Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, and Gayle Romasanta, Author of Beautiful Eyes
  • An interview with Kassie Pham and Kristen Aquino, staff at one of the oldest independent Bookstores in the nation focused on Asian and Asian American Literature – Eastwind Books in Berkeley. With the transformation of the publishing industry as a whole, are multicultural publishers on the decline?
  • And we invite you, our listeners at home to call in with your recommendations for the best Asian and Pacific Islander children’s literature. Is there a book that you have read to your children, or a book that stands out to you in your own life that was read to you at an early age?

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With Hosts Roseli Ilano and Ellen Choy.