Why did Asians immigrate to America? How did the model minority myth come about? Why is it that there seem to be more Japanese Americans in Hawaii than other parts of the United States? Whatever your level of APA knowledge, Strangers From A Different Shore ($12.05) by Ronald Takaki will enrich your understanding of the major immigrant groups who came to the United States. While not always the most in-depth, this book is an enjoyable primer that weaves together personal anecdotes and history.