Part of the "Coming to America" series, this hardcover volume takes a close-up look at a relatively new group of immigrants and the major role they have played in shaping the history (and will shape in the future) of the United States. In sections written by different authors, readers are given insights on the Vietnamese experience in America: when, why, and how they came to our shores; the particular challenges faced in trying to adapt to a new language and culture; and the far-reaching changes to family life experienced by some. Readers will learn the many ways this energetic group of newcomers continues to work to achieve legal, social, and educational equality for today's Vietnamese-Americans, as well as for tomorrow's generation. In addition, the book features five biographical sketches of accomplished Vietnamese-Americans: author Le Ly Hayslip, film director Tony Bui, professional athlete Dat Nguyen, actress Kieu Chinh, and White House attorney Viet Dinh. Each anthology also includes a comprehensive introduction, an annotated table of contents, a chronology, an index and a bibliography to help students with further research. This sturdily-bound book makes a great addition to the collections in social science classrooms and libraries. 2006, Greenhaven Press/Thompson Gale, Ages 12 up.