- "Being Asian American" boxed inserts that examine the impact of the subject's cultural heritage
- "The Story of My Family" and "Between the Generations" boxed inserts that allow readers to experience an important part of American history
- "Other Notable Asian Americans" boxed inserts that focus on other Asian Americans in the same field as the book's subject
- First-person accounts highlighted with full-color photographs that vividly bring each of these individuals' stories to life.