The Asian Pacific 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 Asian Pacific American Experience shines a spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans and their many exciting contributions to American society. From artists and athletes to filmmakers and chefs, Asian Pacific Americans enrich American life.

Novelist Amy Tan has offered insights into the lives of Chinese Americans in books such as The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God’s Wife. In The Eaves of Heaven and other books, writer Andrew X. Pham has examined the experiences of Vietnamese who came to the United States after the Vietnam War. Filmmaker Ang Lee is famous for movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a martial arts film, as well as historical romances such as Sense and Sensibility, based on the Jane Austen novel. Singer-songwriter Norah Jones inherited her musical talent from her musician father, Ravi Shankar. Korean American Michelle Wie is a champion on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour, while Japanese American speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno has won five Olympic medals.

Read this informative title to learn more about how Asian Pacific 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
BISACS JNF018020, JNF053140, JNF052020
Dewey 973'.0495
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Recipes, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Karen Sirvaitis

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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