Portraits Of Hispanic American Heroes

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069817920X
Size: 32.90 MB
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Portraits Of Hispanic American Heroes from the Author: Juan Felipe Herrera. An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen RodrĂ­guez TrĂ­as, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera

Portraits Of Hispanic American Heroes

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780803738096
Size: 22.69 MB
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Portraits Of Hispanic American Heroes from the Author: Juan Felipe Herrera. "Twenty Hispanic American artists, scientists, athletes, activists and political leaders are profiled in this stunning picture book, complete with inspirational quotes and distinctive expressionist portraits"--

100 Hispanic Americans Who Shaped American History

Author: Rick Laezman
ISBN: 9781439536353
Size: 51.27 MB
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100 Hispanic Americans Who Shaped American History from the Author: Rick Laezman. Details the lives and accomplishments of one hundred Hispanic-American men and wome, and their impact on American history.

A Kid S Guide To Latino History

Author: Valerie Petrillo
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613742207
Size: 58.10 MB
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A Kid S Guide To Latino History from the Author: Valerie Petrillo. Featuring hands-on activities, games, and crafts that introduce children to the diversity of Latino culture, this guide teaches them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. Broken down into sections covering descendants from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America, topics include Spanish colonial history; the missions and early settlements in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Texas; the Santa Fe Trail and the United States-Mexican War of 1848; immigration; and the plight of migrant farm workers. Sidebars focus on famous Latinos and language lessons, while projects highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can fill Mexican "cascarones" for Easter, learn to dance the "merengue" from the Dominican Republic, write a short story using magical realism to learn about the literature of Colombia, make a Cuban sandwich, and create Guatemalan worry dolls. A time line, glossary, teacher's guide, and recommendations for Latino books, movies, museums, and websites round out this multicultural excursion.


Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250156041
Size: 29.96 MB
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Bravo from the Author: Margarita Engle. Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot—the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo!, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! Biographical poems include: Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera

Downtown Boy

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
ISBN: 9780439644891
Size: 70.51 MB
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Downtown Boy from the Author: Juan Felipe Herrera. From June of 1958 to June of 1959, Juanito tries to stay out of mischief and be good as he, his mother, and his father move around the state of California, never quite feeling at home.

Standing Tall

Author: Argentina Palacios
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780590471404
Size: 29.70 MB
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Standing Tall from the Author: Argentina Palacios. A collection of mini-biographies follows the achievements of U.S. Navy Admiral David Farragut, baseball player Roberto Clemente, singer Gloria Estefan, schoolteacher Jaime Escalente, and six other notable Hispanic Americans. Original.

What Were The Twin Towers

Author: Jim O'Connor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451532775
Size: 70.83 MB
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What Were The Twin Towers from the Author: Jim O'Connor. Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

Leontyne Price Voice Of A Century

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 038539246X
Size: 57.13 MB
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Leontyne Price Voice Of A Century from the Author: Carole Boston Weatherford. A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price. Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big dreams—and plenty to be thankful for—as she surrounded herself with church hymns and hallelujahs, soaked up opera arias on the radio, and watched the great Marian Anderson grace the stage. While racism made it unlikely that a poor black girl from the South would pursue an opera career, Leontyne’s wondrous voice and unconquerable spirit prevailed. Bursting through the door Marian had cracked open, Leontyne was soon recognized and celebrated for her leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world—most notably as the majestic Ethiopian princess in Aida, the part she felt she was born to sing. From award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes the story of a little girl from Mississippi who became a beloved star—one whose song soared on the breath of her ancestors and paved the way for those who followed.