Discusses the history, culture, and religion of the Filipinos, factors encouraging their emigration, and their acceptance as an ethnic group in North America.
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Grade 8-12-- There are two weaknesses in the first book. The black-and-white photographs are often so small as to be essentially useless, and some are overexposed. Also, while this purports to be a book about Pacific Islanders, treatment is heavily weighted toward Polynesia. Cursory coverage is given to the peoples of Micronesia (Guam, Wake Island, etc.), while even less space is devoted to Melanesia (Fiji, New Guinea, New Caledonia, etc.). Much space is devoted to Hawaii, a subject covered more fully elsewhere. On the plus side, information is current, and Ford's writing style is clear. Organization is adequate; the reading level will be difficult for some junior-high students. Content in The Filipino Americans follows the established pattern: a brief overview of the country of origin, reasons for immigration to the U. S., and discussion of the Filipino experience in America. Readers should be aware of Stern's less-than-objective view of certain aspects of the relationship between the United States and the Philippines. With that proviso, this is an informative, well-organized book. Attractive features in both books include wide margins, clear print, and eight pages of lovely color photographs. --Rosie Peasley, Sylvan Union School District, Modesto, CA
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