Powerful Stories of Asian Immigrant Families
Families immigrate to another country for a variety of reasons—to further education or job opportunities, find safer living conditions, reconnect with family, or for curiosity, wanderlust, and other reasons. But one thing is for sure: Immigration is vital to fostering a diverse, vibrant, and resilient society. Here in the United States, Asian immigrants have been a crucial part of our history, bringing the culture, traditions, and delicacies of home while starting new businesses, building our infrastructure, influencing our art, and so much more. The books, movies, and TV shows on this list honor the experiences of Asian American immigrants and others across the Asian diaspora, including the perspectives of first- and second-generation families. These stories are a great way for families of Asian heritage to connect with their legacy, for kids from immigrant families to see themselves reflected in the media, and for kids to build empathy and understanding of experiences different than their own. Once you're done here, check out our other lists that highlight the heritage and culture, heroes and competitors, and the bravery and resilience of Asian peoples.