Influential Asians

This engaging, accessible series of biographies explores the lives and accomplishments of recognizable and influential Asians in history and today. These books will appeal to researchers looking for age-appropriate sources, as well as casual readers in grades 6 and up.
• Contains fact boxes, chronology, chapter notes, glossary, index, and a "Further Reading" section with books, websites, and movies
• Multicultural biographies introduce important people in Asian culture 
• Sidebars provide little-known information about each figure

ISBN: 9780766075061

    Bibliography, Biographies, Black-and-White Photographs, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Timelines, Websites, Chapter Notes
  • Fall 2016
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    Haruki Murakami

    Haruki Murakami

    Best-Selling Author

    John Albert Torres
    A child of Japan’s post-war baby boom, Haruki Murakami grew up—much to the chagrin of his parents—immersed in Western culture. The unhappy and unmotivated student didn’t begin writing until he was twenty-nine years old...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766079014
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    Ichiro Suzuki

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Baseball's Most Valuable Player

    David Aretha
    Ichiro Suzuki has had a storied baseball career in Japan and the United States. Since signed to the major leagues in 2001, the right fielder has racked up batting records for the Yankees, Mariners, and Marlins...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766079021
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    Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    Comedian, Actress, and Activist

    Michael A. Schuman
    Margaret Cho is known for her take-no-prisoners approach to comedy. The daughter of Korean immigrants, Cho experienced difficult teen years which led her to seek solace in the comedy clubs of her native San Francisco...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766079045
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    Maya Lin

    Maya Lin

    Artist, Architect, and Environmentalist

    Tricia Yearling and Mary Malone
    When she was just twenty-one, Maya Lin won a competition to design a memorial to US Vietnam veterans. Her winning design provoked impassioned reactions from politicians, veterans, and the general public...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766079007
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    Vera Wang

    Vera Wang

    Fashion Designer

    Richard Worth
    Born to wealthy and accomplished Chinese immigrants, Vera Wang was given nearly every opportunity in life. But when the budding skater failed to realize her dream of making the US Olympic team, she turned to a career in fashion...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766079038
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    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    Grammy Award-Winning Cellist

    Jeanne Nagle and Lisa Chippendale
    The famed Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma was a music prodigy, performing for paying audiences at the tender age of five. Ma has built a career on the exploration of many types of music and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766078994
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