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Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Biographies


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Use this database to search for biographies of people - both current and historic - from respected reference sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, and links to recommended sites.
Use the "Browse People" feature on the main page to select Asian and Pacific Islander biographies in the "Topics" dropdown menu.

Below are some selected biographies from the database.

Amy Tan, Novelist/Poet  Grace Lee Boggs, Writer and Activist
Jonny Kim, Astronaut/Physician/Navy SEAL Patsy T. Mink, First Asian American to serve in Congress
Jeremy Lin, NBA Player Kalpana Chawla, First Indian-born Woman in Space
 I. M. Pei, Architect Yo Yo Ma, Cellist    
Ken Jeong, Comedian/Actor   Bruce Lee, Martial Artist/Actor 
Anna May Wong, Actress  

Films on Demand: Biographies

Tomiko Morimoto film

Appreciation: The Tomiko Morimoto Story
Amy Tan film

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
Jeremy Lin film

Jeremy Lin: 38 at the Garden
Jack Soo Story

You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story