Latinos in the Arts

Latinos in the Arts

by Steven Otfinoski

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School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-The distinguished Latino Americans profiled in these extensive overviews include individuals in the United States who trace their ancestry to Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil, as well as natives of those countries who have permanently settled here. However, the works focus on those born in the 20th century, and individuals of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban descent. Each volume contains more than 150 one- to two-page unsigned entries, arranged alphabetically, and covering such figures as basketball player Manu Ginobili (Athletes), former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona (Science), and Celia Cruz (Arts). Many profiles are accompanied by black-and-white photographs, sometimes dated, that depict subjects in the beginning or prime of their careers. Entries begin with a concise summary of the traits that make the individual noteworthy, followed by a longer narrative. These straightforward, unbiased works are accessible for report writers who need a starting point for gathering current information. A detailed bibliography and further-reading suggestions (and listening and viewing suggestions in Art) are included. These books will be welcome companions to Matt S. Meier's Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary(Greenwood, 1997), which contains longer, more detailed entries about 127 U.S.-based Latinos.-Matthew L. Moffett, Pohick Regional Library, Burke, VA

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Publication date:
A to Z of Latino Americans Series
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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