Freedom and the Future
Hispanic American History follows the timeline of this proud and ethnically diverse culture. This title describes the growth of Hispanic culture as modern national borders were established. It introduces civil rights issues, racism, prejudice, poverty, and repatriation while discussing World War I, the Mexican Revolution, the Great Depression, World War II, the migration to the United States, and even vaqueros. Leaders, artists, writers, athletes, and other key figures are also introduced, including Francisco Ramirez, Rafael Chacon, George Santayana, Diego Rivera, Luis Munoz Rivera, Ramon Novarro, and Senator Dennis Chavez.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.8|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||147152|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
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.