A Kid's Guide to Asian American History

A Kid's Guide to Asian American History
A Kid's Guide to Asian American History

A Kid's Guide to Asian American History

More than 70 Activities
By Valerie Petrillo

Ages 7–9, Grades 2–4

A Kid's Guide series

JUVENILE NONFICTION

256 Pages, 11 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

PDF, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $16.99)

ISBN 9781556528408

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (May 2007)

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Overview

Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Asian American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Asian American history. This book is broken down into sections covering American descendents from various Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Topics include the history of immigration from Asian countries, important events in U.S. history, sidebars on famous Asian Americans, language lessons, and activities that highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can paint a calligraphy banner, practice Tai Chi, fold an origami dog or cat, build a Japanese rock garden, construct a Korean kite, cook bibingka, and create a chalk rangoli. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.

Reviews

"A supremely useful book." —The Virginian-Pilot

"Offers an exciting way for parents or teachers to teach kids about their own heritage or the culture of those around them." —Parents Express

Author Biography

Valerie Petrillo is the author of Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyages: An Activity Guide to North American Sailing Life.

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