People of California

Overview

What is known as the "Ellis Island of the West"? How has the population of California changed over the years? You can find the answers to these questions in 'People of California.' This book contains fascinating stories of the many different people who have made California what it is today. You will learn about the different cultural groups found in California. You will also find out more about California's most famous residents.

Examines the diversity of peoples who...

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Overview

What is known as the "Ellis Island of the West"? How has the population of California changed over the years? You can find the answers to these questions in 'People of California.' This book contains fascinating stories of the many different people who have made California what it is today. You will learn about the different cultural groups found in California. You will also find out more about California's most famous residents.

Examines the diversity of peoples who inhabit California, including ethnic groups and immigrants, and profiles such successful Californians as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Shirley Temple, and Ralph Bunche.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Although it is gratifying to have a current, expanded version of the typical "state" books, the uneven quality of these two titles suggests that not all of the entries in this series are of equal worth. Ansary presents an overview of the various ethnic groups that inhabit California, as well as a brief history of population trends over the years. Information on the different groups is random and inconsistent-some (Latinos) are presented on several pages, while others (Southeast Asians) are covered in a brief paragraph. Short biographies of 70 "California Achievers" range from the earliest explorers to modern athletes and actors; unfortunately, only a few of the individuals are pictured. By contrast, Feinstein's title presents an excellent introduction to California's Native peoples, from prehistoric times to the present. History, daily life, and culture (given the large number of tribes, loosely organized by geographic proximity) are addressed in the first half of the book; the second half is devoted to "outside influences" from the Spanish missionaries through the modern system of Indian reservations. Both books include good-quality, full-color and archival photos and reproductions.-Sue Morgan, Tom Kitayama Elementary School, Union City, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432926847
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Series: State Studies: California Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,479,512
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

California: A Diverse State 4

Population Movements 8

Cultural Groups in California 12

California Achievers 31

Map of California 45

Glossary 46

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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