ERIC Number: ED389795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Contemporary American Success Stories. Famous People of Asian Ancestry. Volume IV. A Mitchell Lane Multicultural Biography Series.
Marvis, Barbara J.
This collection of biographical sketches presents role models of Asian American descent for American children. As part of the five-volume series written at a reading level for grades five to six, the success stories of the individuals profiled in this volume, and who have encountered racial prejudice and discrimination, remind all of the unique contributions that Asian Americans have made to the United States. Volume IV includes sketches of: (1) Martin Yan, Chinese American chef and television personality; (2) Mine Okubo, Japanese American artist; (3) Rocky Aoki, Japanese American founder of the Benihana restaurant chain; (4) Amy Tan, Chinese American novelist; and (5) Dustin Nguyen, Vietnamese American actor. A glossary provides definitions to supplement the biographies. (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-1-883845-03-3, $15.95; paperback: ISBN-1-883845-09-2).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: For volumes I-V in this series, see UD 030 711-715 respectively.