In Their Shoes
From the Set Fall 2017 Releases
Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Vietnamese immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.
- Fast Facts and Timeline
- The Fall of Saigon
- The Boat People
- Vietnamese and American
- Helping Those Left Behind
- Think About It
- Source Notes
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.4|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Immigrant Experiences from School Library Connection on May 1, 2018
With all the debate about immigration recently it is easy to forget that, with the exception of Native Americans, everyone living in the United States has relatives that came from somewhere else. This series of books provides a balanced view of what coming to America is like. Each title explores the major reasons large numbers of people feel the need to leave their homelands and try to start a new life in the United States. The challenges and successes are discussed through the experiences of real people. Each book includes a Fast Facts page, ‘Think About’ questions, and quotes from primary sources. The illustrations are a combination of drawings and photographs with captions that are very informative. These titles are well written and would be a great resource for both researchers and casual readers who want to learn more about immigration. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Timeline. Websites.
A noteworthy review of Immigrant Experiences from School Library Journal on November 1, 2017
Leaving a life behind to start anew elsewhere is a daunting task but one that speaks to the essence of the American spirit. Each group represented here has much in common yet very different experiences in their journeys. Starting with a time line and fast facts that succinctly illuminate key factors and events, the authors expand on the personal journeys of a few individuals at various points in history, causing some titles to feel more current than others. Each volume includes a table of immigration statistics through the years and discussion questions for critical thinking. Undocumented immigration, addressed in one book, is not given wide coverage, yet racism and oppression experienced both in homelands and the United States are covered in all. VERDICT An excellent series exploring the breadth of immigration stories for middle schoolers.
A noteworthy review of Immigrant Experiences from Children's Bookwatch on August 1, 2017
Aside from Native Americans, the United States is a nation of immigrants and the descendants of immigrants. Now, The Child’s World has published a new eight volume series showcasing the immigrant experience of people from eight different countries. Each individual volume in this simply outstanding series combines primary source information (quotes, letters, diaries, new stories) into a narrative text enhanced with compelling images and informative infographics. Each volume also features ‘fast facts’ critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, a timeline of key events, and a listing of sources for further research. Specifically intended for fourth grade students, this series is comprised of: Italian Immigrants; Japanese Immigrants: In Their Shoes; Irish Immigrants: In Their Shoes; Vietnamese Immigrants: In Their Shoes; Mexican Immigrants: In Their Shoes; German Immigrants: In Their Shoes Somali Immigrants: In Their Shoes; Cuban Immigrants: In Their Shoes.
Author: Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
Cynthia Kennedy Henzel has a bachelor of science degree in social studies education and a master of science degree in geography. She has worked as a teacher-educator in many countries. Currently, she works writing books and developing education materials for social studies, science, and ELL students. She has written more than 80 books for young people.