ERIC Number: ED395045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
16 Extraordinary Hispanic Americans.
The lives of many Hispanic Americans have made a difference in the story of America. Hispanic Americans are people whose families can be traced to the Spanish speaking countries. At the time of the 1990 census, there were 22,400,000 Hispanic Americans in the United States. They should be proud of their heritage, and should recognize the accomplishments of those who have contributed to this country. This collection of biographical sketches for children presents profiles of the following: (1) Cesar Chavez, labor organizer; (2) Joan Baez, folksinger and activist; (3) Ellen Ochoa, astronaut; (4) Jaime Escalante, mathematics teacher; (5) Edward James Olmos, actor and activist; (6) Judy Baca, artist; (7) Sandra Cisneros, author; (8) Robert Clemente, baseball player and humanitarian; (9) Antonia Hernandez, minority rights activist; (10) Lupe Anguiano, activist for the poor; (11) Henry B. Gonzalez, Congressman; (12) Roberto Goizueta, businessman; (13) Rita Moreno, entertainer; (14) Antonia Novello, physician; (15) Jose Feliciano, musician; and (16) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congresswoman. Questions for further study and discussion follow each biography. (Contains 61 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Biographies, Census Figures, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Racial Identification, Spanish Speaking, United States History
J. Weston Walch, Publisher, P.O. Box 658, Portland, ME 04104-0658 (Student Book 0-28250, $10.95; 10 or more, $9.95 each).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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