ERIC Number: ED389797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Contemporary American Success Stories: Famous People of Hispanic Heritage. Volume I. A Mitchell Lane Multicultural Biography Series.
Marvis, Barbara J.
This series presents biographical sketches of famous Americans of Hispanic descent. The biographies in the projected eight volume series for elementary school children represent the diversity of Hispanic heritage in the United States. Those featured are contemporary figures with national origins in the United States or Latin America, with careers that cover many aspects of contemporary life. Every person profiled in the series is a positive role model, not only for Hispanic youth but for all youth. Collectively these biographies demonstrate the value of cultural pluralism and a view that the future strength of the United States lies in nurturing diversity, not in creating national uniformity. This volume includes biographies of: (1) Geraldo Rivera, television journalist; (2) Melissa Gonzalez, adolescent actress; (3) Federico Pena, lawyer, mayor, and Secretary of Transportation; and (4) Ellen Ochoa, astronaut. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Life Events, Minority Groups, Role Models
Mitchell Lane Publishers, P.O. Box 200, Childs, MD 21916-0200 (paperback: ISBN-1-883845-20-3, $9.95; clothbound: ISBN-1-883845-21-1).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Gonzalez (Melissa); Language Minorities; Latinos; Ochoa (Ellen); Pena (Federico); Rivera (Geraldo)
Note: For Volumes 2 and 3, see UD 030 717-718 respectively.