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Children's LiteratureOne of the most recent groups of immigrants to North America are Dominicans who came to America and Canada from the Dominican Republic. Dominican immigrants come north for many reasons, but a primary one is economics. As Rinker notes in this volume of "The Changing Face of North America" series, most Dominican immigrants are fleeing poverty and ignorance. The immigrants are generally poor and come to North America under the sponsorship of family members ensconced in North America. Thus, Dominican immigrants often end up working in the service or in manufacturing industries. New York City has become the second largest enclave of Dominicans in the world. The experiences of Dominican immigrants vary widely. However, discrimination and intolerance have dogged many Dominican immigrants. One of the strengths of this illustrated work is the author's careful exposition of the history of Dominican immigrants, their hurdles, and their futures. All in all, this book will interest and inform readers by itself or with other volumes in the series. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck