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Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Family Read-Aloud

On May 19 at 6:45pm, JVF will host a virtual Family Read-Aloud Night with guest author Janet Wong!

During the month of May, JVF is excited about our learning focused on Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage. Through the help of our Equity Team, resources have been shared with teachers for their use in the classroom related to this area of study. Additionally, during this month, all classes will, through children's literature, learn and discuss various areas of Asian and Pacific Islander culture with Mrs. Coleman's support in their Library Media time. Click here for some excellent suggested reading.

On Wednesday, May 19 at 6:45pm, we will host a Virtual Read-Aloud Night with guest author Janet Wong! See the flyer below for more details. One lucky attendee will win a raffle prize! Here is the Google Meet link:

Ms. Wong is the 2021 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry Award, a lifetime achievement award that is one of the highest honors an American poet can receive. She is a former lawyer whose career change was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and she was invited to the White House to read her book Apple Pie 4th of July, a book celebrating inclusion, inspired by the Oregon mini-mart owned by her Chinese-American father and Korean-American mother. Learn more about her books at and


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