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Famous People of Asian Ancestry: Volume 4

Famous People of Asian Ancestry: Volume 4

by Barbara J. Marvis, See Editorial Dept

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Gr 4-8-Included here are inspiring biographies of five Asian Americans: master chef, author and PBS personality Martin Yan; artist Min Okubo; the founder of Benihana of Tokyo, Inc., Rocky Aoki; author Amy Tan; and actor Dustin Nguyen. Wherever possible, material is drawn from personal interviews and is accompanied by black-and-white photos, many of which are personal snapshots. Samples of Okubo's drawings are reproduced. The writing is often dull and repetitious; the sketches, varying in length from 9 pages for Nguyen to 24 for Aoki and Okubo, have errors. The Japanese province mentioned should be Gumma, not Gamma. Background information is sometimes vague; the book states that ``England and France declared war on September 3, 1939'' but doesn't say against whom. Janet Morey and Wendy Dunn's Famous Asian Americans (Cobblehill, 1992) contains 14 more tightly drawn profiles, although only Dustin Nguyen appears in both volumes.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA

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Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
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Contemporary American Success Stories Series
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Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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