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OCA Announces National APA Heritage Month Children's Book Tour
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OCA Announces National APA Heritage Month Children's Book Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 April 2010

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Lan Nguyen | Program Associate
202 223 5500 | lnguyen@ocanational.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA, a national Asian Pacific American (APA) social justice organization with over 80 chapters and affiliates, is pleased to announce the launch of OCA Serves National APA Heritage Month Children’s Book Tour in May.

"OCA is always looking to improve our communities and this book tour will inspire and give children tools to develop as future leaders,” said OCA National President Ken Lee. The OCA Serves book tour consists of a series of readings, aimed at providing children of all backgrounds with a connection to the APA experience and community.

OCA chapters will host children’s book hours across the country featuring live readings by APA authors. The book tour features APA children’s book authors: Cynthia Chin-Lee, Milly Lee, Kam Mak, Pooja Makhijani, Icy Smith, Janet S. Wong and Lisa Yee. OCA will donate over 500 APA books to local libraries, elementary schools, and youth attendees through 13 readings across the country.

This OCA Serves APA Heritage Month Children’s Book Tour is made possible through a partnership between OCA, Nordstrom and designer Phillip Lim. Nordstrom has collaborated with Phillip Lim on a limited-edition T-shirt, which will be sold exclusively at 16 Nordstrom stores and online at www.Nordstrom.com/apahm for the month of May. All after-cost proceeds will benefit OCA’s youth programs. 

OCA Serves Readings during APA Heritage Month:

OCA-Northern Virginia Chapter
George Marshall High School 
7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043-2498
Sunday, May 2 
Author: Janet S. Wong

OCA-Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter
Key Elementary School
2300 Key Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Friday, May 7
Author: Cynthia Chin-Lee

Roscoe Nix Elementary School
1100 Corliss Street, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Friday, May 14
Author: Pooja Makhijani

D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Saturday, May 15
Author: Pooja Makhijani

OCA-Wisconsin Chapter
Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Saturday, May 8 
Author: Milly Lee

OCA-Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Alhambra Civic Center Library
101 S. First St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Saturday, May 15
Author: Icy Smith

Los Angeles Chinatown Branch Library
639 N. Hill Street
Saturday, May 29
Author: Lisa Yee

OCA-St. Louis Chapter
Chinese Culture Day
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
Saturday, May 15
Author: TBD

OCA-New Jersey Chapter
Forest Avenue School
118 Forest Ave, Verona, New Jersey 07044
Friday, May 21
Author: Kam Mak

OCA-Central Illinois Chapter
Thomas Metcalf School
7000 Illinois State University Normal, IL 61790-0001
Time: Monday, May 24
Author: Kam Mak

OCA-Las Vegas Chapter
Tanaka Elementary School
9135 West Maule Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89148-4859
Saturday, May 22
Author: Milly Lee

OCA-San Mateo Chapter
Foster City Public Library
1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404
Saturday, May 22 
Author: Cynthia Chin-Lee

OCA-Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter
Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
Kensico Dam Plaza County Park, Valhalla, New York 10595
Saturday, May 29 
Author: Pooja Makhijani

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