May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! I lived in China for six years and have traveled to several Asian countries. I miss it so much! The food, the interesting landmarks, the beautiful landscapes…I can’t wait to go back!
Today, I’ve got a Digital Booktalk featuring Asian protagonists. Some titles are set in Asia, and some are set in the US. Each title was hand-selected for the recommended grade levels. You can download and edit the free presentation below in Google Slides. If you prefer PowerPoint, you can find the PPT version of this Asian protagonists Digital Booktalk presentation in my Free Resource Library (subscribe to get the password via email).
SLIDESHOW: BOOKS WITH ASIAN PROTAGONISTS
This slideshow is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint. Please feel free to make a copy and edit it for your library as you wish. I’ve included 35 Asia-themed titles for all grade levels, but if you don’t have some of the titles, you can switch them out for titles you do have.
You can play the slides on a timed loop in the library or hallway to advertise a variety of books featuring Asian protagonists.
To download the digital booktalk presentation, click the link underneath the slideshow below. Click “Use Template” in the top right corner of the page. This will add a copy of the presentation to your Google Drive. You can then edit it as you like to suit your library.
I included some fantastic books below, many of which have starred professional reviews. Some have also won book awards, so it can also make a great collection development tool. I also plan to update these slides from time to time to add new titles!
To edit this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Digital Booktalk,
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If you need classroom or library lessons to go with these Asia-themed book selections, check out my ready-made lessons below! The booktalk slides are the same size and design as the presentations below, so you only need to copy and paste the booktalks into the Library Lesson or Digital Bulletin Board.