Accompanying his story of leaving his homeland and settling in this country is a parallel text, set in italics, that expands some of the ideas presented. Sometimes it provides background information on U.S.
immigration or history; at other times it serves to stimulate discussion, particularly on such topics as intolerance and prejudice.
Notes in the back give additional material on individuals (Pol Pot, Dith
Pran, Dolores Huerta) and concepts introduced earlier. Three-quarters of each double-page spread is covered with brightly colored,
impressionistic pastel illustrations. Unfortunately, the texts do not blend well. Nary's story is choppy; the italicized portions are often superficial and not always relevant. For information strictly on
Cambodian immigrants, consult Nancy Graff's Where the River Runs
(Little, 1993).Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.”