4 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month
Happy Korean American Day! Read New Middle-Grade Books from Korean American Voices
Encourage Students to Explore AAPI Experiences with our Pippa Park Raises Her Game Discussion Guide & Anti-Racism Resource
The AAPI community is vibrant, diverse, and full of stories to be told. With the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, it’s never been more important to be educated on issues Asian Americans face every day and exposed to different cultures.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity to learn about the history and experiences of the AAPI community and recognize the contribution Asian Americans have made to our culture. One way for students to explore the history, traditions, and experiences of the AAPI community is to read books that feature Asian American characters.
Must-Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month
Pippa Park Crush at First Sight is On Sale Now!
Gamify Summer Reading with the Pippa Park Escape Room Activity!
Celebrate Pride Month with a Great LGBTQ+ Children’s Book!
5 Activities to Rock Your Tween’s Spring Break
3 Unexpected Women’s History Month Reads for Your Tween
10 Fun Facts About Charles Dickens
10 Tween Holiday Activities with Friends
Why Being Kind as a Middle Schooler was Important for Pippa Park
Whenever I'm having a particularly gloomy day, I find myself gravitating toward middle grade novels. Even though middle school can be a vicious time in real life, middle-school-aged characters in these books often show such compassion and capacity for growth that I always finish each novel with a little hope in my heart.
My 3 Favorite Meals for Chuseok
Writing a Korean American Story for Kids
As a kid, I was a voracious reader. Fantasy, realistic fiction, thrillers, mysteries, I read them all. Each week, I would beg my parents to take me to the local library, and each time I would leave with a stack of books almost as tall as me. Despite this, it wasn’t until college that I found books with Korean protagonists. I had moved into a wider pool of novels, adding translations and adult literature to the mix. When I was younger, I just didn’t see that many middle-grade or young adult books with Korean leads.
Different Passions, Same Drive: Basketball in Pippa Park
Book Review: King and the Dragonflies
I haven’t read many books this winter. Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy writing or spending time with family. Maybe it’s because winter is hibernation season for me. Whatever the reason, as soon as I started reading Kacen Callender’s King and the Dragonflies, all my excuses flew out the window. I finished the book in one sitting.
Book Review: Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
Are you obsessed with Netflix comedy specials? Do you salivate at the mere thought of Korean barbecue? Are you, or have you ever been, a middle schooler? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do me a favor and grab a copy of Jessica Kim’s Stand Up, Yumi Chung!—a delightfully warm, deliciously funny middle-grade novel that is sure to get you smiling.
Kimchi-Jjigae: A classic Korean stew recipe
Take Your Book Club Outside!
Enjoy a book club with your friends outside for a socially distant summer activity!