The Newest Americans
May 2003, 144pp, 7x10
5 volumes, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-32553-3
$242, £180, 202€, A346

Written at the 6th- through 8th-grade reading level, this series explores the special struggles and concerns of immigrant groups in the United States.

This set introduces 32 immigrant groups who are changing the face of America today. The immigration patterns of the groups are examined within the historical context of their respective countries, and the challenges they face in adapting to a new life are explored in detail.

From its earliest days, America has symbolized freedom and opportunity for millions of people around the world. They are still arriving today, some optimistic about carving niches in a new homeland, others fleeing war and persecution in their native countries. But as immigrants settle in communities across America, many find that maintaining cultural traditions and values is difficult in the face learning a new language and working in unfamiliar settings. This set introduces 35 immigrant groups who are changing the face of America today. Their immigration patterns are examined within the historical context of their respective countries. Historical, social, political, and cultural information is included in extensive profiles of every group, along with key topics concerning specific groups and immigrants in general.

Volume 1: A-D
• Afghans
• Cambodians
• Chinese
• Colombians
• Cubans
• Dominicans

Volume 2: E-H
• Ecuadoreans
• Ethiopians
• Filipino
• Ghanaians
• Guatemalans
• Guyanese
• Haitians

Volume 3: I-L
• Indians
• Iranians
• Iraqis
• Jamaicans
• Kenyans
• Koreans
• Laotians

Volume 4: M-P
• Mexicans
• Nicaraguans
• Nigerians
• Pakistanis
• Poles
• Puerto Ricans

Volume 5: R-V
• Russians
• Salvadorans
• Serbs and Montenegrons
• Somalis
• South Africans
• Sudanese
• Taiwanese
• Vietnamese

Set Features:
• 720 pages in 5 volumes
• 7 x 10
• 2-color interior
• 250 Photographs
• 65 Maps (country of origin and where group settled in U.S.)
• 100 Charts and Graphs
• Sidebars and Fact boxes
• Kid-friendly recipes
• Glossary
• Pronunciation key
• Source list (books, Web sites, etc.)
• Index

Curriculum Themes:
• Reasons for immigration to United States
• Patterns of immigration
• Adaptation to new culture
• Holidays, Religions, Cuisines

Reading Level: 6th-8th Grades

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