AsiaStore Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Virtually
Featuring StoryTime and DesignStudio with Asian American writers and designers
AsiaStore's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month features are going virtual! Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the months of May and June, join us for StoryTime with Asian American authors reading from their books and DesignStudio, where we take a peek into the homes and workshops of AsiaStore featured designers. Grab the whole family to read along with Raakhee Mirchandani, Tran Phuoc, and Sandra Moore, and find out where the creativity sparks at the workshops of Rosena Sammi, Mousumi Shaw, Azin Valy, Studio Hodsdon, and more.
Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Find out if Satya will be able to face her fears and be the hero her friends and family knows is inside with the author of Super Satya Saves the Day.
Tuesday, May 19 at 3 p.m.
Founded by Mousumi Shaw, jewelry company Sikara's mission is to foster global connection by sharing stories culture, people, and places.
Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m.
Author and librarian Tran Thi Minh Phuoc retells fifteen classic fairy tales in Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories. Tune in to learn about "The Story of Tam and Cam," or perhaps "The Jade Rabbit."
Tuesday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
Rosena Sammi's beautiful jewelry uses up cycled sari textiles and is produced in partnership with NGOs breaking the cycle of trafficking and subjugation across India.
Tuesday, June 2 at 3 p.m.
Cityzen by Azin Valy is a luxury brand with a global consciousness. It transforms aerial views of cities into wearable art, taking inspiration from the colors and patterns of the earth from above.
StoryTime with Sandra Moore
Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m.
Moore will read The Peace Tree From Hiroshima, told from the perspective of a 300-year-old bonsai tree who was raised by generations of the same family in Hiroshima, before becoming a gift to the U.S. in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan.
DesignStudio with Lisa and Jake Hodsdon
Tuesday, June 9 at 3 p.m.
The husband-and-wife design team of Lisa and Jake Hodsdon create and fabricate exquisite wooden kokeshi dolls, said to bring joy, prosperity, and a sense of safety to the homes they occupy.