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2023 Spring Reading Program

Our hands-on approach aims to stir the imaginations and creativity of children. Our one-hour long readings and activities are led by AAPI teens of Westchester County under the tutelage of retired Lakeland school teacher Betsy Kates. These high school student-run youth events focus on empowering all children in the spirit of diversity and inclusion. Every time we see a child walk away more confident in their identity, we feel inspired!

All children's readings and activities are free of charge and take place at
Hudson Valley Books for Humanity bookstore in Ossining, New York unless stated otherwise. We will open registration via Eventbrite shortly. Thank you for your patience! 

To learn more about our teen leaders and their training or to join as a youth program leader, please reach out to us here

Story Time


A Different Pond by Bao Phi

Saturday, January 7th
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Read by Amy and Sara

For Ages 6+

Our Lunar New Year by Yobe Song

Saturday, January 14th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read by Manar and Maisie

For Ages 2+


My Footprints by Bao Phi

Saturday, February 11th
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Read by Sara and Elizabeth

For Ages 4+

Take a Breath by Sujean Rim

Saturday, February 26th
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Read by Amy and Maisie

For Ages 2+


Who You Were Made to Be
by Joanna Gaines

Saturday, March 25th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read by Lilly, Maisie, Manar, and Riona

For Ages 4+


The Proudest Blue
by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Saturday, April 8th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read by Jack and Sara

For Ages 4+

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners
by Joanna Ho

Saturday, April 15th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read by Lilly and Elizabeth

For Ages 2+


Cooper's Lesson by Sun Yung Shin

Saturday, May 13th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Read by Sara and Maisie

For Ages 4+

Past Events
2022 Summer Series

Join us for our final Proud to Be Asian series

trying different AAPI foods and learning origami

Tuesday August 9th, 2022

Registration is required as space is limited


About our 2022 Summer Series

Every Tuesday, our AAPI teen leaders select book readings and activities for children to foster awareness, pride and confidence. Each week focuses on a different theme, such as celebrating our differences and learning to overcome bullying. We encourage children to participate in the full program.


The Proud to be Asian summer series welcomes all children ages 4 and up. Each workshop will run from 10 AM to 11 AM at the Hudson Valley Books for Humanity bookstore in Ossining New York. Caregivers are welcome to bring coffee and browse the store. We’ll have light refreshments for the kids. All workshops are free of charge, though registration is required for planning purposes. Note: Book selection is subject to change.

For more information, please email

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