The Middle Eastern American Experience

From the Series USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Supplemented with quotes and engaging articles from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, The Middle Eastern American Experience shines a spotlight on Middle Eastern Americans and their many exciting contributions to U.S. society. From artists and athletes to military and political leaders, Middle Eastern Americans enrich American life.

Writers such as Khalil Gibran and Naomi Shihab Nye offer eye-opening glimpses into their lives and cultural history. Football great Doug Flutie and tennis star Andre Agassi climbed to the topmost ranks of professional sports. Artists such as Frank Zappa and Paula Abdul have enriched the U.S. musical landscape, while actors Jamie Farr, Tony Shalhoub, and Natalie Portman excel in television and film. Leaders such as Ralph Nader, John Abizaid, and Donna Shalala influence U.S. political, military, and educational life.

Read this informative title to learn more about how Middle Eastern Americans contribute to the United States’ cultural mosaic, enriching our nation with a wide range of traditions, customs, and life experiences.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF038100, JNF053140, JNF052020
Dewey 973'.0494
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Recipes, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY, one of the most widely read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this series examines the customs, traditions, experiences, and ways of life of six multicultural View available downloads →


  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2011


Library Media Connection

“This series offers an introductory overview of various cultures, including famous people, recipes, religion, and their impact in America. The content includes text, photographs, and excerpts such as graphs and stories from USA Today. These would be useful for basic research; important text is highlighted. The most compelling segment is entitled ‘How to Explore Your Heritage,’ which provides extended learning opportunities for students.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These well-written and informative titles highlight the cultural contributions of America’s largest ethnic groups. . . . This series will help students understand how various groups contribute to modern America’s cultural mosaic.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple