Contemporary American Success Stories: Famous People of Asian Ancestry

Marvis, Barbara J.

Published by Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
ISBN 10: 1883845033 / ISBN 13: 9781883845032
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From Booklist: Gr. 4-7. The fourth volume in a series of collective biographies of Asian Americans, this includes the life stories of actor Dustin Nguyen, novelist Amy Tan, business entrepeneur Rocky Aoki, artist Min{‚}e Okubo, and master chef and TV host Martin Yan. Some were born here of immigrant parents from China, Japan, and Vietnam; some are first-generation Americans. The individual stories are dramatic, candid, and personal. They are far from reverential. Businessman Aoki is frank (though unapologetic) about his violent acting out as a teenager and his driving view of success. Japanese artist Okubo talks as much about her bitter experience of internment here during World War II as about her success in her work. Fans of The Joy Luck Club will enjoy reading about Tan's youthful rebellion and her complex, changing relationship with her mother. The introductory writing is sometimes awkward, with a few "As You Read" questions that suggest classroom-directed study. There's no documentation, no indication of what comes from the interviews and what comes from other sources. Hazel Rochman

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Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
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