Building a New World

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Hispanic American History follows the timeline of this proud and ethnically diverse culture. This title introduces the conquistadors who explored and conquered the New World, from Columbus's discovery of the Americas for Spain to the fall of the Aztec and Inca civilizations. Included are short biographies of conquistadors Hernan Cortez, Francisco Pizarro, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Francisco Pizarro, Juan Ponce de Leon, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Hernando de Soto, and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, as well as early civil rights champion Bartolome de la Casas. Why the conquistadors were successful - politics, weapons of war, and smallpox - is also discussed, as are their reasons for exploration, from gold to territorial claims, and the lasting legacy and mixing of cultures that resulted from their efforts.

Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS JNF018030, JNF025060
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint ABDO & Daughters
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-09-01
ISBN 9781614780168
Title Format Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 970.01
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 960
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 147150
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Hispanic American History – Library Media Connection

This series highlights the Hispanic American culture from Ancient America through the present, and would be good for upper elementary and middle school students. The illustrations are a helpful supplement to the text. The series would be an excellent tool to use during the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Recommended.

Hispanic American History – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Ollhoff’s clearly written texts trace Hispanic history from the Paleo-Indians, conquistadors, and African forbears. These books also discuss the rise and decline of Spanish colonial North America; the effects of Mexican independence; discrimination and Hispanic civil rights; and the growing political, economic, and social influence of the Hispanic population. The layout is attractive with full-page illustrations and photos, many with text superimposed on the images. This series will help students understand the scope and significance of Hispanic history.

Author: Jim Ollhoff