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Asian Indian Americans
From the Set Our Cultural Heritage
Introduction to the history, heritage, culture, and customs of Indian Americans.
- Life in India
- Adjusting to a New Land
- Asian Indian Americans Today
- Influencing American Culture
- Time Line
- Glossary Terms
- For Further Information
A noteworthy review of Our Cultural Heritage from School Library Journal on February 1, 2004
These short books start with a history of the featured groups’ respective homelands, and both accounts mention the tension between India and Pakistan. Also covered are reasons for immigration to the U.S., influences on American culture, and what life is like today for members of each ethnic group. Sidebars expand on the texts. Several period and many current full-color photographs round out both entries. The language is clear and the large type amid plenty of white space is inviting. Although there are other titles on Asian Indian Americans, there is little in print about Pakistani Americans, especially for this age group. Acceptable introductions to these cultures.
Author: Jean Kinney Williams
Jean Kinney Williams lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her nonfiction books for children include Matthew Henson: Polar Adventurer and a series of books about American religions, which include The Amish, The Shakers, The Mormons, The Quakers, and The Christian Scientists. She is also author of The Pony Express and African Americans in the Colonies.