ERIC Number: ED389792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Contemporary American Success Stories. Famous People of Asian Ancestry. Volume I. A Mitchell Lane Multicultural Biography Series.
Marvis, Barbara J.
As part of a five-volume series this volume presents biographical sketches of persons of Asian American heritage who have made contributions to American life. Asian Americans have often been subjected to racial and ethnic prejudice, as have other easily identifiable groups of Americans. The series, written at a reading level of grades 5 to 6, but with an interest level for older students as well, profiles several Asian Americans and demonstrates their valuable places in American life. Volume I includes biographies of: (1) Pat Suzuki, Japanese American singer and actress; (2) Minoru Yamasaki, Japanese American architect; (3) Kristi Yamaguchi, Japanese American figure skater; (4) An Wang, Chinese American founder of Wang Laboratories; (5) Connie Chung, Chinese American broadcast journalist; and (6) Carlos Bulosan, Filipino American author. A glossary supplements the biographies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, High Achievement, Intermediate Grades, Life Events, Minority Groups, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Role Models
Mitchell Lane Publishers, P.O. Box 200, Childs, MD 21916-0200 (hardback: ISBN-1-883845-00-9, $15.95; paperback: ISBN-1-883845-06-8).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: For volumes II-V in this series, see UD 030 712-715, respectively.