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VOYAE Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), one of our nation's highly regarded beliefs, is put to the test in this book. It provides teenagers with answers to questions concerning issues of conflict prevalent in a society in which cultural diversity is both acknowledged and misunderstood. The book is timely given the ever-increasing cultural tension as a result of the September 11 tragedy. The writing is fresh, interesting, and straight to the point as the voices of teenagers, alongside those of scholars, researchers, and professors, add to the book's appeal. Anecdotes, personal narratives, research, statistics, and historical perspectives make teens aware of culturally motivated discord that manifests via prejudice, racism, homophobia, scapegoating, and stereotyping. While some informative sidebars provide additional information about topics discussed in each chapter, others present thought-provoking episodes, circumstances, or points of view that allow readers to consider their own opinions about the topic. The black-and-white photos of teens on each page also give the book a personable feel. A useful section that provides further information including books, organizations, and Web sites about cultural diversity is provided at the end for curious readers. This easy-to-read and comprehend text urges all readers, whether young, old, or reluctant, to become informed about cultural groups in an effort to reduce the racial strife and intolerance that exists in society. Additional titles in this "It Happened to Me" series discuss learning disabilities, stress, sex, epilepsy, and asthma. VOYA Codes: 4Q 2P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest inthe subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Scarecrow Press, 144p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Source Notes. Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.