"Cookies can make anything more palatable"
NPR reports that a Pittsburgh baker is teaching Asian-American history through with cookies.
Jasmine Cho is the founder of Yummyholic – an online bakery that specializes in custom cookies.
Now, the baker is using her artistic baking talent to teach about Asian-Americans. Each cookie features hand-drawn portraits of Asian-American figures with the aim of increasing representation and awareness.
Featured Asian-American figures include Japanese Americans Takako Ozawa and Yuji Ichioka. Ozawa was denied US citizenship in 1915 and famously took his case to the Supreme Court.
Ichioka was an American historian and civil rights activist known for his work in Asian American studies.
Other Asian-American cookie figures include Olympic gold medalist Sammy Lee, the US’ first Chinese woman Afong Moy and civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs.
The Korean-American baker is also promoting her children’s book – Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History.