We are excited to celebrate with you in person again! You can look forward to seeing some of your favorite booths and performers.

This year, you can expect to see:

  • AAPI Tulsa
  • China Roses
  • Di Dim Dol
  • Hibiki Japanese Drum Team
  • Japan America Society of Oklahoma - University of Central Oklahoma
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony ft. Yumie Farringer
  • Kaajhuab Dance Team
  • OU - East Asia
  • Thomas Academy Tai Chi Kung Fu
  • Tulsa Global Alliance Sister Cities (Kaohsiung)
  • Tulsa Global District
  • Tulsa Japanese Friendship Club
  • Tulsa Kendo Dojo Shin Sou Fu Kan
  • And more!

Kyoto Art Exchange

Since the inception of Tulsa City-County Library’s Asian-American Festival in 2002, TCCL has participated in the Kyoto-Oklahoma art exchange by displaying artwork created by children in Kyoto at the festival, held annually in June at the Martin Regional Library, and by procuring artwork from Oklahoma students to reciprocate with Japan. The artwork is created by students in pre-K to eighth grade.  

Oklahoma has enjoyed a sister state relationship with Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture since 1985. Coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Sister States relationships involve community schools, government and organizational support to conduct cultural, educational, business, agricultural, medical, and other types of programs and exchanges, including an annual student art exchange, to further these relationships. For more details about Oklahoma Sister States, visit https://www.sos.ok.gov/protocol/sisterStates.aspx

Oklahoma students who participate in the art exchange get the pleasure of creating an art piece depicting something from their daily lives to give the children of Kyoto, Japan a glimpse into our culture. In return, they get to see what life is like in the artwork created by students in Kyoto and at the same time learn something about a different culture. They also get to experience the value of sharing as their original artwork is sent to Kyoto. 

Below is some of the artwork from the exchange that has been on display as a part of Asian American Fest. Special thanks to Jackie Hill for providing us with the details on the history of this special project! 

Kyoto Art Exchange



Database Resources

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Asian American research topic 

Daily Life Through History:
Xenophobia glossary term

AtoZ World Food
Has recipes for many Asian countries, including info on traditional dishes, cultural significance and more.  


PBS News Hour 
PBS NewsHour is a public media news organization with a nightly hour-long television broadcast and a robust digital footprint across the web and social media. 

Anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, the NewsHour features the latest news, analysis, field reports from around the world, live studio interviews and discussions. For more than 45 years, millions have turned to PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television and online. 

Asia Society
The Center for Global Education (CGE) at Asia Society partners with leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era.

Washington Post 

Harvard Business Review  
Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important. 

Listen and Watch




Additional resources

We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate by The Try Guys on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14WUuya94QE&t=2279s  

Local Support

Asian Chamber of Oklahoma 
Oklahoma City, OK 73127 
Tel: (866) 831-3100 
The purpose as the Asian Chamber of Oklahoma is to be a distinguished champion among the community as an exemplar of influential and developmental business advancement for all vocations and serviceable endeavors. 

Asia Society of Oklahoma 
P.O. Box 61297 
Oklahoma City, OK 73146-1297 
The Asia Society of Oklahoma, Inc.(ASO) is an umbrella organization with a membership composed of the following countries: China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Philippenes, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Each country has up to four representatives on the Board of Directors of ASO. 

Chinese American Association of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK 
Chinese American Association of Tulsa (CAAT) is a non-profitable organization dedicated to connect Chinese and Americans living in greater Tulsa metropolitan area. 

India Association of Oklahoma 
P.O. Box 6828 
Moore, OK 73153 
IAOK is a non-profit, non-political, and non sectarian organization formed in 1976 with the primary goal to promote and celebrate the cultural heritage of India. The association provides a common form to all members and encourages them to actively participate in the social activities and rich traditions that they have inherited from the Motherland.  

Oklahoma Chinese Language Teachers Association (OKCLTA) 
Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma 
Cross Center Building A, Buchanan House, 3rd Floor, RM#D35 
108 Fourth Street, Norman, OK 73019 
The Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) promotes the study of Chinese language and culture in an international context. Given the importance of the Chinese speaking world and its global cultural, social, economic, and political impact, our mission is to promote the Chinese language as a tool for communication worldwide.  

Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators

EmbraceRace offers articles, webinars, action guides, children’s book lists and short audio pieces to help parents and educators “raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed and brave about race.” 

Learning for Justice  
Founded by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) under the name Teaching Tolerance, Learning for Justice provides free resources for educators and practitioners working with children from kindergarten through high school, including lesson plans and professional development trainings. The focus of Learning for Justice is centering “justice and action that students and educators can take to realize change.”  

Trying Together
Compilation of anti-racism tools for caregivers, community members, and early childhood educators to embrace the responsibility to ensure that each child and family is safe from racism and discrimination, and has equitable opportunities to thrive. 

Save the Children 
"Tips for How to Talk to Kids About Racism and Social Justice". Save the Children is an international non-profit founded by Eglantyne Jebb, over 100 years ago. They are active in over 100 countries and were the world’s first international charity for children. 

NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal. 

William James College
The William James College Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health (CMGMH) Asian Mental Health Program, in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Cross Cultural Student Emotional Wellness, has developed a Guide to provide parents with the knowledge and skills to effectively support their children. 

Immigrant History Initiative
At the Immigrant History Initiative, we believe in the power of storytelling to empower and drive change. Our mission is to fundamentally change how we learn, talk, and think about race, migration, and social justice as a global society. We do this by providing comprehensive education resources that center on the histories and lived experiences of immigrant communities and people of color. 

Parents Together
ParentsTogether stands against hate and white supremacy. 

The MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness
The Center was founded in 2014 by three Boston-based physicians who recognized a tremendous need to support the emotional health of students from non-Western cultural backgrounds. 

As practicing mental health clinicians, they noticed increasing referrals of Asian American students for problems like stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts, but they were surprised to find how little information existed to guide treatment and prevention.  

Our Center was established in response to this gap. Our approach is shaped by our own backgrounds as clinicians with public health training, as immigrant parents, and as the children of immigrants. Over time, the group has grown to include a diverse group of stakeholders and collaborators nationwide, including educators, researchers, clinicians, parents, students, and community groups, working together to tackle these complex challenges and improve the lives of diverse students, with an initial focus on those from Asian cultural backgrounds.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. 

TCCL Staff Lists



  Intro to Asian Myth/Folklore Children's Books Written by AAPI Authors Asian American Languages, Cooking & Culture for Kids


YA Fantasy/SciFi by AAPI Authors YA Graphic Novels by AAPI Authors YA Books by AAPI Authors Learn About Asian Cultures Through Comics and Manga


Intro to Asian Myth/Folklore Books by Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Authors Novels Set in Korea Memoirs by AAPI Authors Must Read Novels by Indian and Indian American Authors Award Winning Asian American Fiction Romance Novels with Asian American Characters Dumplings for Days! The Mountains Sing Virtual Travel with Your Taste Buds


Oscar-Winning Films by Asian Cinematic Artists