Exceptional Asians

Heroes and role models take all forms, and this series includes them all from architects to authors to musicians to actors. These brief, accessible biographies highlight the lives and achievements of six influential modern Asian Americans. Full-color photographs, well-researched information, and direct quotations from the individuals help readers understand what drove these exceptional Asians forward and will inspire others to do the same.
• Introduces young readers to men and women of achievement through high-interest topics
• Excellent for beginning-level reports
• Uses high-interest text to promote leisure reading
• Great for character education
• Supports ELA and social studies curricula

ISBN: 9780766074927

    Bibliography, Biographies, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Timelines, Websites, Chapter Notes
  • Fall 2016
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    Brenda Song

    Brenda Song

    Actress and Singer

    Portia Summers
    As a young girl growing up in California, Brenda Song knew that she wanted to be a performer. Years of hard work and determination eventually led to her starring role on the beloved Disney sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078406
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    Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars

    Singer and Songwriter

    How did Peter Hernandez, a young Elvis impersonator from Honolulu, Hawaii, become Bruno Mars, one of the biggest pop stars of his time? This colorful biography uses vibrant photos and simple text to tell the story of Mars’s ascension to fame, including his family’s strong musical influence and his own early love of performing...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078413
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    Laurence Yep

    Laurence Yep

    Newbery Award-Winning Author

    Growing up as a Chinese American in California, Laurence Yep felt trapped between two worlds, belonging to neither one. It was this feeling of being an outsider that caused him to lose himself in books and eventually become the writer of two Newbery Honor books himself...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078390
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    Lucy Liu

    Lucy Liu

    Actress, Artist, and Activist

    When Lucy Liu, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, landed the lead role in her college production of Alice in Wonderland, she could not have known that it would set her on the path to becoming one of the most successful Asian American actors in Hollywood...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078420
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    Maya Lin

    Maya Lin

    Artist and Architect

    Cecilia Brannon
    When Maya Lin’s design for the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial was chosen in 1981 over more than a thousand other designs, it was a highly controversial decision. But Lin, a young Chinese American, believed in herself and her work, and she not only saw her design come to fruition, but she went on to create numerous other buildings, sculptures, and memorials around the country...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078383
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    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    Classical Musician

    While most people know Yo-Yo Ma as the most famous cellist in the world, they may not know that he actually started out as a violin player—until the four-year-old told his parents he wanted to play a big instrument...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078376
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