Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country (Hardcover)
From creating beautiful music like Yo-Yo Ma to flying to outer space like Franklin Chang-Díaz; from standing up to injustice like Fred Korematsu to becoming the first Asian American, Black and female vice president of the United States like Kamala Harris, this book illuminates the power of Asian Americans all over the country, in all sorts of fields.
Each spread is illustrated by a different renowned Asian American or Asian artist. Alongside the poetic main text, Yes We Will includes one-line biographies of the person or historical moment featured on the page, with extended biographies at the end. Readers of different ages and needs can use the book in different ways, from classroom discussions to bedtime readalouds and more.
Yes We Will answers the question, can we accomplish whatever we dream? With love, courage, determination, and lots of imagination, we can—and we will!
I. M. Pei
Philip Vera Cruz
Featuring beloved illustrators:
Nabi H. Ali
★ “[A] clear and concise commemoration of 200 years of accomplishments and contributions. . . . All of the art is striking. . . . [A] perfect read-aloud book. . . . Readers will learn about a variety of incredible figures, and will surely want to know more. A must-have book for all collections, offering an array of personalities and contributors under Yang’s thoughtful gaze.” – School Library Journal, starred review
★ “Succinct text and the combined talents of diverse artists bring vibrancy and color to the portrayal of Asian American pioneers. . . . Every illustration is unique in scope and style to match the spotlighted individual. . . . A radiant tribute to groundbreakers to inspire the next generation.” – Kirkus, starred review