Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us

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Analiza Wolf
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8.5 X 11.0 X 0.38 inches | 1.38 pounds

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About the Author
Analiza Quiroz Wolf is the founder of Women of Color Rise, a firm dedicated to helping women of color get a seat at the table. As an executive coach, facilitator, and keynote speaker, she has worked with hundreds of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and nonprofits. She has also consulted with organizations on diversity, equity, and inclusion projects.Prior to founding Women of Color Rise, Analiza served as the CEO of a charter network in New York City. She started her career as a captain in the US Air Force and was also a brand manager at a Fortune 200 company.Analiza graduated with her BA and BS from Stanford University, MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and Master of Educational Leadership from the Broad Center (now at Yale). A Fulbright Scholar and Pahara Fellow, Analiza is also an acclaimed author with books including: Balikbayan: A Filipino Homecoming, Native Americans Who Inspire Us, Latin Americans Who Inspire Us, and Asian Americans Who Inspire Us, which was named to the Gold House Book List. Analiza leads women's leadership programs and a podcast for women leaders of color called Women of Color Rise. Analiza enjoys languages and speaks Tagalog, Chinese, and Spanish. She also enjoys adventures and has climbed Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro, ran 13 marathons, scuba dived with sharks, and wrestled with alligators. She, her husband, and two kids live in New York City and enjoy rock climbing and skiing together.To learn more about Analiza and Women of Color Rise, please visit

This book has gorgeous artistry and an excellently curated selection of Asian-American trailblazers whose stories are perfectly paced for both read-aloud and young readers. The stories present a well-balanced cross-section of scientists, artists, leaders of diverse Asian-American heritage both past and present. A terrific read and a wonderful addition to any library whether school or personal.

- Lisa Siegmann, Director of Hunter College Elementary and High School Campuses

As an educator, I am constantly looking for engaging, equity-centered readings for students. Particularly for the elementary school age range, it's incredibly hard to find informational text that blends identity and history in a way that kids actually want to read and talk about. "Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us" is that book. The short biographies are perfect independent or read aloud snippets to dive into larger themes and other readings around identity, history, career, etc. This is not only a book I'm recommending to all the teachers I work with, but one that I'm buying for my own child as well.

- D. Krugman, Past Principal of Elementary School

As a grandmother and great aunt, I am looking forward to sharing this beautifully written and illustrated book with the younger members of my family. I appreciate that each of the stories brought forth values to inspire young readers (and adults who are reading it to them). This is an important book that should be available in many libraries and schools, available to children of all races.

- Jill MacFadyen, Career Coach for Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Alumni

As an educator, mother, and Asian-American, I found this book to be so inspiring and one that I will share with my children and students. Each of the stories offers a short (good for young children with short attention spans) story about the accomplishes of each person, with illustrations that are so endearing and beautiful. The variety of people in this book is also nice, because there are representatives of different generations and careers. In particular, I really enjoyed that Kristi Yamaguchi was spotlighted because she was my hero when I was a young girl. Thank you for writing this great book!

- Nisa Morey, Lecturer at California Polytechnic State University

This wonderful book has been missing from bookshelves. It contains short, beautifully written biographical stories on Asian-Americans who have reached their dreams and paved the way for others to follow. It is very difficult to find a book dedicated to Asian-Americans for children to explore and the author did a great job choosing and highlighting very impactful people that all children can learn from. It shows the beauty of diversity in America. I would recommend this book to all children.

- Sarah Filipovitz, Retired Teacher