New Years All Year Round
On view January 20 – July 1, 2018
Uwajimaya & Moriguchi Family KidPLACE
Asian Pacific Islander Americans come from many communities, each with its own New Year celebration. This year we feature New Years from the Chinese, Khmer and Korean American communities.
Visit next year to learn more about New Years from other Asian Pacific Islander American communities.
Visit our Tours page to find out more about arranging a guided New Years tour for your school class or youth group.
Yut nori, a traditional Korean New Year game, includes a game board and four sticks that are tossed into the air like dice. Players move their counters according to how the sticks fall. The object of the game is to get four mal, or markers, around the board first. Photo by Jay Koh
Compiled by Erica Sternin, Children’s Librarian, Columbia Branch Library, The Seattle Public Library and the Wing Luke Museum
Chinese New Year in the United States
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young
Chinese New Year’s Dragon by Rachel Sing
D Is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine
Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn
The Star Maker by Laurence Yep This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong
Brother Rabbit by Minfong Ho
Korean American Children’s Books
Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Sponsors and Community Partners
The Wing Donors
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Confucius Institute of the State of Washington