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ERIC Number: ED402375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8251-2858-7
16 Extraordinary Asian Americans. Student Book.
Lobb, Nancy
Asian Americans have made many contributions to American life. The 1990 U.S. Census showed that Asian Americans represented about 3% of the total U.S. population. This textbook presents the stories of 16 Asian Americans and their significant accomplishments. Brief biographies are presented of: (1) Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii; (2) Maxine Hong Kingston, author of novels about Chinese Americans; (3) I. M. Pei, world famous architect; (4) Maya Lin, sculptor and designer of the Vietnam Memorial; (5) An Wang, scientist, inventor, and founder of Wang Laboratories; (6) Haing Ngor, Cambodian physician who became an actor in the United States; (7) Seiji Ozawa, symphony conductor; (8) Kristi Yamaguchi, figure skater; (9) Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, actor; (10) Yo-Yo Ma, cellist; (11) David Ho, medical researcher fighting AIDS; (12) Wendy Lee Gramm, economist; (13) Ellison Onizuka, astronaut who died in the Challenger explosion; (14) Carlos Bulosan, poet; (15) Jose Aruego, illustrator of children's books; and (16) Dustin Nguyen, actor. Each biographical sketch is followed by questions to enhance learning. Answers to these questions and additional activities are presented. (Contains 68 references.) (SLD)
J. Weston Walch, Publisher, P.O. Box 658, Portland, ME 04104-0658.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A