Gr 4-8-These series entries describe life in the homeland and the conditions causing emigration, the immigrants' arrival and reception in North America, and their settling in but still responding to the 20th-century turmoil in their native lands. The attractive format features black-and-white and full-color photographs. Boxes showcase quotations or elaborate upon various topics. A traditional recipe is included. However, East Indians incorrectly states that most Indians are vegetarians. Russians suffers from several blatant errors: emigrants traveling to the U.S. from Leningrad or Moscow via Vladivostok on the Pacific coast go eastward, not westward. The skyrocketing numbers of immigrants passing through Ellis Island after its 1892 opening certainly included Russians and other Europeans, but not Chinese. Their immigration, through West Coast ports, effectively ended in 1882 with the Exclusion Acts and resumed only after World War II. The biographical sketch of George Balanchine does not mention his founding of and longtime association with the world-renowned New York City Ballet. It's unfortunate that these errors or omissions were not caught.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.