October is Filipino American Heritage Month! You may ask, why October? Well, October was chosen because it is the month in which the first Filipinos arrived in what is now Morro Bay, California, in 1587. That is over 400 years ago! To celebrate the contributions and influences Filipino Americans have made to the United States the U.S. Congress officially recognized October as Filipino American History Month in 2009.
To help you celebrate this special month, we have provided a list of children’s books below about Filipino Americans and their culture! Happy Reading!