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Collection: Asian American and Pacific Islander Stories

In the USA in 2019, 23 million Americans identified as having Asian or Pacific Islander roots. They represent connections to many of the 61 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, each with a unique history and culture. As a result, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is very diverse, from how they personally identify, to the religions they practice, to the food they eat. Yet, despite their differences, they share many experiences. AAPI people have been in the territory that has become the U.S. since the 16th century, and they share rich, intertwined histories including both triumphs and persecution. This audio story collection explores a selection of stories relating to AAPI history, experience, and identity. Listen to learn more about a range of topics, including how different communities celebrate prominent holidays, how individuals have developed their identities, and how AAPI people have experienced prejudice and racism in the United States.

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