Children's LiteratureAmerica is nation of immigrants. Each immigrant group has individual and collective accomplishments that have contributed to the success of this country. This book, which is a title in the publisher's "One Nation Set II" series, highlights important facts about Korean Americans, and the journey they took to get here. The information is packaged in a highly readable and attractive format. Young readers will find colorful photographs, maps, and graphics illustrating the excellent text. Chapters devoted to six general topics help readers understand the reasons why people emigrated from Korea, the difficulties they encountered in the assimilation of process, and how their traditions have changed throughout this process. Information is provided on the achievements of Korean Americans, the Korean language, religious beliefs and food. The path one takes to become a citizen is also outlined. In our diverse society, books such as this one offer a bridge to help children from different ethnic groups understand each other a little better. This book would be an asset for elementary school classroom and home libraries. Throughout the text, some words are highlighted in bold. These words are defined in a glossary at the back of the book. 2004, ABDO Publishing, Ages 6 to 10.
Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.