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Do You Love Books and Hate Racism? Check out the KidLit Against Anti-AAPI Racism Auction Fundraiser

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been increasing hate and violence directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. In New York City, anti-Asian hate crimes rose by 1,900% in 2020. Many AAPI people have reported being coughed at or spat on, denied ride share services, and had racial slurs directed at them. There have been news reports of elderly Asian people getting attacked, and young AAPI children have faced bullying from their peers. Whether it’s overt racial attacks or “microaggressions,” facing this takes a toll: AAPI people who have reported these incidents describe ongoing effects of depression and...

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