Reviews for African American Experience

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring
In trying to capture everything about these diverse groups in fewer than one hundred pages, these books resort to oversimplification of many issues. Chapters focus on the arts, sports stars, food, and religion. The expository texts are accompanied by charts and articles excerpted from USA Today, plus lots of photographs of famous members of each culture and scenes of daily life. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these USA Today Cultural Mosaic titles: The African American Experience, The Hispanic American Experience, and The Middle Eastern American Experience.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 January/February
This series offers an introductory overview of various cultures, including famous people, recipes, religion, and their impact in America. The content includes text, photographs, and excerpts such as graphs and stories from USA Today. These would be useful for basic research; important text is highlighted. The most compelling segment is entitled "How to Explore Your Heritage," which provides extended learning opportunities for students. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Additional Selection. C. Ellen Wickham, Library Media Specialist, Raytown South High School, Raytown, Missouri ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 6-8--These well-written and informative titles highlight the cultural contributions of America's largest ethnic groups. Each book opens with a background chapter about the group and its migration to the United States, followed by chapters about its language, contributions to literature, performing arts and sports, religious traditions, ethnic celebrations, and foods (simple recipes are included). Large color photographs, sidebars, and reprints of USA Today articles about controversial topics or trends augment the narratives. This series will help students understand how various groups contribute to modern America's cultural mosaic.

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