SOUTHEAST ASIANS by William McGuire

SOUTHEAST ASIANS

Age Range: 10 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A dry but evenhanded summary of the harrowing social and political circumstances in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that prompted more than a million people to flee overseas introduces an account of the mixed reception they have received in the U.S. McGuire examines how refugees are prepared by government workers and volunteer agencies (``Volags'') for life here and how successful these efforts have been. His text is enlivened by brief, boxed personal narratives (even including some poetry); additional information includes, most notably, a list of over two dozen ethnic groups represented within this refugee population. A selection of small but clear photos, many in bright color, will also help readers put faces on these people. Brief, up-to-date bibliography.~(Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-531-11108-3
Page count: 64pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1991