ERIC Number: ED412316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Famous People of Hispanic Heritage. Contemporary American Success Stories, Volume VII. A Mitchell Lane Multicultural Biography Series.
Marvis, Barbara; Cole, Melanie; Cantu, Tony
The term "Hispanic" is an umbrella term that encompasses people from many nationalities, all races, and many social and cultural groups. Biographies in this series represent the diversity of Hispanic heritage in the United States. Those featured are contemporary figures whose national origins range from Argentina to the United States, and whose careers and contributions cover many aspects of American life. Each person profiled is a positive role model, not only for people of Hispanic origin, but for anyone. This volume includes biographical sketches of the following: (1) Raul Julia, actor; (2) Mariah Carey, singer, songwriter, and producer; (3) Andres Galarraga, professional baseball player; and (4) Mary Joe Fernandez, professional tennis player. All of these people, or their ancestors, came from Spanish-speaking countries. They represent many different walks of life, but they have in common the fact that they have worked hard to achieve success. The books in this series are designed for juveniles and have an interest level equivalent to grades 4 to 10, and a reading level of about grade 5. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Life Events, Profiles, Spanish Speaking
Mitchell Lane Publishers, P.O. Box 200, Childs, MD 21916-0200 (paperback: ISBN-1-883845-39-4; clothbound: ISBN-1-883845-40-8).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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