Asian Heritage Month for Kids
Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archives
Celebrated annually since the 1990s, Asian Heritage Month is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian backgrounds. For 2018, the theme of the government of Canada’s Asian Heritage Month campaign is “Passing it forward: Culture through the generations.”
Consider visiting one of Toronto's many museums and galleries to learn more about Asian art and history. Whether it be traditional artwork, handicrafts or artefacts, there's something interesting for everyone. A Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass from your local branch gets you free access to a museum or gallery.
Here is just a small selection of the remaining library programs celebrating Asian Heritage Month. These programs are free.
Saturday May 26, 2018, 10:30 am
Maria A Shchuka Branch
Saturday May 26, 2018, 2:00 pm
Puppet Show: The Umbrella Thief
Monday May 30, 2018, 10:00 am
Alice (one of the library's Children's Material Selector) has found some great e-Books to help you and your child celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Many of these titles are also available in print. Here are some of those titles that you can read with your child.
Malala: Activist for Girl's Education by Raphaele Frier
Chibi: A True Story from Japan by Barbara Brenner
Vietnamese Children's Favourite Stories by Tran Thi Minh Thouc
I am Gandhi by Brad Meltzer