The European 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 European American Experience shines a spotlight on European Americans and their many exciting contributions to American society. From architects and athletes to singers and chefs, European Americans enrich American life.

In Giants in the Earth, Norwegian American Ole Rolvaag wrote about the struggles of nineteenth-century European Americans. In The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart highlights the lives of modern immigrants to the United States. Actress Nia Vardalos wrote and starred in the Oscar-nominated film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Legendary singer Frank Sinatra, the son of Italian immigrants, won ten Grammy Awards, posted thirty-one gold records, and also starred in movies. Known as the Croatian Sensation, Toni Kukoc helped the Chicago Bulls win three NBA championships in the 1990s. Polish American Tara Lipinski is a gold-medal-winning figure skater. Austrian-born celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is famous for his restaurants, cookbooks, and line of prepared foods.

Read this informative title to learn more about how European 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, JNF053240, JNF052020
Dewey 973'.0409
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Recipes, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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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 →


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