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Latinos (Great Lives from History)

Latinos (Great Lives from History)

by Carmen Tafolla, Martha P. Cotera (Editor)

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Tafolla, an award-winning author of Chicana literature for children and adults (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio Coll. of Education and Human Development) and librarian and activist Cotera (Diosa y Hembra: The History and Heritage of Chicanas in the U.S.; The Chicana Feminist) provide brief biographical essays covering 518 figures from Latino history. Those featured are "of at least partial Hispanic ancestry who were or are American citizens or who have resided or worked in the United States long enough to become identified with the Spanish-speaking Latino community." They represent a wide range of occupations, from entertainment (Desi Arnaz, Rita Hayworth) to athletics (Teddy Bruschi, Tony Romo). Each of the well-written essays is divided into the sections "Early Life," "Life's Work," and "Significance" before closing with further-reading suggestions and cross-references to other figures in similar fields. Included in the purchase is access to the online version of the full content of the printed work. VERDICT A useful tool for those beginning their research on prominent figures in Latino history, this will be a solid addition to secondary libraries that need to update their collective biographies as well as their history collection.—Wayne R. Cherry Jr., First Baptist Acad., Houston

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