U- X - L(R) announces a 2nd edition of its New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book, U- X - L(R) Asian American Reference Library. Rich with photos and completely revised and updated through 2002, this 5-vol. set enriches the diversity of secondary school and public library collections. This edition features 85 photos in the Almanac; an additional 20 biographies and 150 photos in Biographies; 100 photos in Chronology; and five new primary source documents and 60 photos in Voices. Almanac explores the culture and history of the diverse groups of Americans who descend from Asian and Pacific Island countries in 17 subject areas with more than 85 black-and-white photographs and maps, a glossary and a cumulative subject index. Biographies provides profiles on more than 150 Americans who trace their ancestry to Asia and the Pacific Islands in two volumes. Chronology explores significant social, political, economic, cultural and professional milestones in Asian American history with more than 100 illustrations and maps as well as charts and boxes that highlight important information. Voices is a collection of complete and excerpted speeches delivered by 20 Asian American activists, political figures and other prominent men and women who have shaped the history and culture of the U.S. since the late 19th century.