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VOYAThis reference offers reliable, accessible, and exemplary broad coverage. A single alphabet presents persons, places, events, movements, and concepts that have formed and informed on the title topic. Entries vary from a single paragraph, such as the piece on Católicos por la Raza, to two pages for Midwest Chicanos, all with internal cross-references and suggested further reading. Entries include both the expected and elsewhere broadly documented subjects such as the Zoot Suit Riots, but the book also covers high school research topics that can be more difficult to locate in general collections, such as the Lemon Grove school segregation case. A topical guide shows the dynamism of coverage, which includes land grant issues, performing arts, and sport as well as social and political activism and education. This resource belongs in every secondary school and public library, whether the subject matter is covered with more depth in other resources or appears to have little local interest. Students can use the information as it is presented readily and will realize how thorough is the effect of this ethnic group's experiences on the American way of life-from dining table (migratory labor) to curriculum design (the English-only movement). Here is a title whose relative value cannot be judged merely by its size, but also for its eloquence and long-term usefulness. 2003, Greenwood, 488p.; Index. Illus. Photos. Biblio. Further Reading., PLB. Ages 12 to Adult.