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Title:
Vietnamese Americans
Author:
Fitterer, C. Ann.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Brief introduction to Vietnamese Americans, their historical backgrounds, customs and traditions, their impact on society, and life in the United States today.
General Note:
"Spirit of America."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 0.5 61957.
ISBN:
9781567661606
Format :
Book

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Introduces readers to the Vietnamese American culture, immigration aspects, customs, religion, foods, and holidays. Famous Vietnamese Americans, as well as noted contributions and inventions by Vietnamese Americans, are also presented.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-These two volumes are meant to teach readers about the ethnic backgrounds and contributions of immigrant groups to their adopted homeland. The first book offers a curiously vague treatment of Vietnamese history, especially the Vietnam War and the role of the United States government in it. Problems of adjustment are addressed, but they focus on generalities such as the transition from rural environments to urban ones or from a hot, humid climate to a cold one. While the text mentions some forms of discrimination felt by this group, it specifically points out that the skills of Vietnamese fishermen are held in high regard, which belies the experience of many fishing families in Texas. The book ends with lots more generalities-some students do poorly in school, while others excel; young Vietnamese Americans enjoy riding bikes and in-line skating. These statements do not add to readers' understanding and appreciation of this immigrant group. The second book begins with a discussion of the discrimination that Japanese Americans have endured, but does not address their internment during World War II until 11 pages later. It raises more questions than it answers and, at times, readers are not even given enough information to ask the right questions. The description of life in early Japan suggests that people were either farmers or samurai. No explanation is given for how Commodore Perry got the Japanese leaders to "open up" the nation to foreign trade. Both titles have attractive full-color and black-and-white photos and limited glossaries.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Introduces readers to the Vietnamese American culture, immigration aspects, customs, religion, foods, and holidays. Famous Vietnamese Americans, as well as noted contributions and inventions by Vietnamese Americans, are also presented. Excerpted from Vietnamese Americans by C. Ann Fitterer All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Escaping a Country of Warp. 6
Struggles to Find a New Homep. 10
New Struggles in a New Landp. 16
Vietnamese Americans in the 21st Centuryp. 22
Time Linep. 29
Glossary Termsp. 30
For Further Informationp. 31
Indexp. 32