Cuban Americans

Overview

More than a million people in the United States today claim Cuban ancestry. Some are the children or grandchildren of immigrants; others came to the country as immigrants themselves.

Inside this book you'll find a short history of the Cuban immigrant experience in America. And you'll have the chance to learn more about people of Cuba who have found success in the United States. Chapter biographies of the ...

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Overview

More than a million people in the United States today claim Cuban ancestry. Some are the children or grandchildren of immigrants; others came to the country as immigrants themselves.

Inside this book you'll find a short history of the Cuban immigrant experience in America. And you'll have the chance to learn more about people of Cuba who have found success in the United States. Chapter biographies of the following individuals help tell the story of today's Cuban Americans:

U.S. senator Mel Martinez

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos

Comic book artist Joe Quesada

Internet entrepreneur Raul Fernandez

Television journalist Soledad O'Brien

Actress Cameron Diaz

Pro baseball player Yunel Escobar

The Cross-Currents features inside this book explore connections between people, places, events, and ideas. They provide additional context for better understanding the life and times of the subjects.

This Gallup Resource Book contains information obtained from polls conducted by the Gallup Organization, an international polling institute that has been monitoring public opinion since 1935.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422208564
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Series: Successful Americans Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Unfriendly Neighbors 5

Chapter 2 U.S. Senator Mel Martinez 13

Chapter 3 Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Oscar Hijuelos 19

Chapter 4 Comic Book Artist Joe Quesada 24

Chapter 5 Internet Entrepreneur Raul Fernandez 29

Chapter 6 Television Journalist Soledad O'Brien 34

Chapter 7 Actress Cameron Diaz 39

Chapter 8 Pro Baseball Player Yunel Escobar 45

Cross-Currents 49

Notes 56

Glossary 58

Further Reading 59

Internet Resources 59

Other Successful Cuban Americans 60

Index 62

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