ERIC Number: ED389793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Contemporary American Success Stories. Famous People of Asian Ancestry. Volume II. 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 II includes biographies of: (1) Dalip Singh Saund, Indian American congressman; (2) Patsy Takemoto Mink, Japanese American congresswoman; (3) Daniel Ken Inouye, Japanese American senator; (4) Yoshiko Uchida, Japanese American children's author; and (5) Haing Ngor, Cambodian American doctor, author, and actor. A glossary is provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, High Achievement, Life Events, Minority Groups, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Role Models
Mitchell Lane Publishers, P.O. Box 200, Childs, MD 21916-0200 (hardback: ISBN-1-883845-01-7, $15.95; paperback: ISBN-1-883845-07-6).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For volumes I-V in this series, see UD 030 711-715 respectively.