Describes the history, modern and traditional cultural practices and economies, geographic background, and ongoing oppression and struggles of the Ainu of Japan.
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Grade 4-7-Both authors are sympathetic to their subjects and include a good deal of information about the mistreatment of these indigenous groups by those in authority. The geography of the people's homeland-the climate, the landforms, the flora and fauna, and so forth-is elaborated on, with a focus on how strong an influence environment has on their lives. Other topics include the history, economy, culture, and lifestyles of the group today. Each topic is discussed on a spread that features colorful, engaging, and well-selected photographs. The text is primarily written in simple, declarative sentences. "Finding Out More" lists books, videos, Web sites, and organizations for further information, and each volume also contains a brief, but fairly inclusive, index. What makes these books particularly appealing is the fact that there are so few sources available on these cultures for this audience. Suitable for reports, but likely to engage children pursuing personal interests as well, they would make useful additions to most collections.
Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
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