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Title:
Korean Americans
Author:
Amoroso, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
General Note:
"Spirit of America."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Leaving Korea -- Life in America -- Korean Americans today -- Korean impact on American life.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 71841.
ISBN:
9781592960163
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Introduction to the history, heritage, culture, and customs of Korean Americans.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-These books each look at life in the old country and reasons for leaving, the ethnic group's transition to life in America, the descendants' situation in the U.S. today, and their contributions to American culture. Full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions are plentiful and well coordinated with the texts. The format is accessible, with interesting facts as occasional sidebars and several full pages that explain pertinent historical events in the home countries. Information is quite sketchy and at times repetitive, with a rather choppy text. The first chapter in Greek Americans is mainly a recitation of how many immigrants came to the States and when-not a very interesting narrative. Klingel mentions the universal military requirement for men as one of the reasons for emigration, implying that the requirement is a thing of the past, when it is still in effect and not much chafed at currently. The choice of words for inclusion in the glossary seems pretty arbitrary (e.g., "independence" is defined but not "liberated"; "roots" but not "traditions," etc.). In Korean Americans, a photo caption is repeated in the text word for word. There is very little if anything available on these subjects for this audience, so these pedestrian titles may be useful in some communities.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Introduction to the history, heritage, culture, and customs of Korean Americans. Excerpted from Korean Americans by Klingel/Noyed, Cynthia Klingel 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

Chapter 1 Leaving Koreap. 6
Chapter 2 Life in Americap. 12
Chapter 3 Korean Americans Todayp. 20
Chapter 4 Korean Impact on American Lifep. 24
Time Linep. 29
Glossary Termsp. 30
For Further Informationp. 31
Indexp. 32