YES WE WILL

Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country

A gorgeously illustrated picture book about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights!

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!

Out in May, just in time for AAPI Heritage Month! Perfect for class read-alouds and as a launch pad for research projects!

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PRAISE for Kelly Yang:

"Succinct text and the combined talents of diverse artists bring vibrancy and color to the portrayal of Asian American pioneers."

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Copyright Kelly Yang 2019
PARACUTES Art © Chung-Yun Yoo.