Identity and Civil Rights
Hispanic American History follows the timeline of this proud and ethnically diverse culture. This title focuses on the Hispanic population in the United States and the benefits of its influence there, from art and architecture, to literature, language, clothing, music, television, and food. Also included are short biographies of civil rights figures, political leaders, sports figures, musicians, and other key figures with ties to Hispanic culture. The book includes information on illegal immigration, as well.
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||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.2|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||147153|
|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.