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 believes that books should be mirrors to reflect our diverse identities and windows to learn about other cultures. The goal of this book and her last book Asian Americans Who Inspire Us is to highlight role models from cultures which often do not get attention. Analiza's Filipino parents instilled values of love, education, and service. Analiza was a U.S. Air Force Captain and later CEO of a charter school network in New York. A proud mom, Fulbright Scholar, and Pahara Fellow, 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).


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