ERIC Number: ED404387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Contemporary American Success Stories: Famous People of Hispanic Heritage. Volume IV. A Mitchell Lane Multicultral Biography Series.
Marvis, Barbara J.
The term "Hispanic" is an umbrella term that encompasses people from many nationalities, all races, and many social and cultural groups. Hispanics are also collectively called Latinos. The biographies in this series represent the diversity of Hispanic heritage in the United States. The people featured are contemporary figures of differing national origins with careers and contributions that cover many aspects of American life. This volume contains biographical sketches of: (1) Selena Quintanilla Perez, the popular singer from Texas who died in 1995; (2) Robert Rodriguez, film writer, director, and producer; (3) Josefina Lopez, playwright, actress, writer, and director; and (4) Alfredo Estrada, Cuban-American publisher of "Hispanic" magazine. The books in this series are designed with an interest level for grades 4 to 10, and a reading level of about grade 5. (SLD)
Descriptors: Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Intermediate Grades, Minority Groups, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking
Mitchell Lane Publishers, P.O. Box 200, Childs, MD 21916-0200 (paperback: ISBN-1-883845-29-7; clothbound: ISBN-1-883845-30-0).
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