It was hard for me to know where to begin when writing about this Asian American icon. His life, though tragically short, is too big to be summarized on a single page! To procrastinate and ruminate on his life, I watched clips from his movies and martial art performances. American media has always portrayed Asian American men as subservient sidekicks. Bruce Lee is probably the only example of a charismatic role model for Asian boys the world over.
He’s an Asian Pacific American hero to me who never let anything get in the way of his goals. Here’s a medley of video clips that shows some of the different facets of his life.
Did you know that Bruce Lee was a successful child actor?! All this and more in Asian Pacific American Heroes. It’s available on the Scholastic Website and through Scholastic Bookclubs flyers.
p.s. All my Asian American Book Lists for Kids are here with some specific ethnicities broken out.
- Asian American
- Korean American
- Japanese American
- Chinese American
- South Asian American
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.