I. M. Pei (Asian-American Biographies)

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Ieoh Ming Pei (pronounced “pay”) is one of the most famous American architects in the world. Two of his most famous designs are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and a new entrance for the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. I. M. Pei believe

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Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.

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Grade 5-8–Two biographies that will engage and inspire readers. Pei came to the United States from China in 1935 to study architecture. Known for his modern structures such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the pyramid entrance to the Louvre, he influenced the world of architecture in ways that are still very much in evidence. Black-and-white and full-color photos help explain concepts and provide visual representations. Hayslip was born in Vietnam and emigrated to the United States in 1970. Taught by her father to protect the land of her ancestors, she started the East Meets West Foundation to encourage Americans and Vietnamese citizens to heal from the Vietnam War. Her humanitarian efforts in Vietnam have helped her fulfill her fathers wishes. Background information about the subjects native countries includes geographical and historical facts. Englar introduces two very different people and shows how they made their dreams a reality.–Delia Carruthers, Sunset Ridge Middle School, West Jordan, UT
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