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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 8 to 10.
Did you know that with 108 million residents, Mexico has the largest number of Spanish speaking residents in the world? Were you aware that with 20 million residents, Mexico City is the largest city in North America? Did you know that the Day of the Dead is actually a celebration of life and rebirth? These and many other interesting nuggets can be mined in Bobbie Kalman's Spotlight on Mexico. This little book combines thematic segments with extensive illustrations. This approach offers readers a look not only at Mexico's past but also its present. Topics reviewed include cultural practices, history, ceremonies, and daily life. Throughout the text the author does a capable job of compressing vast subjects into a few paragraphs. Further, the beautiful photos included in this book help bring to life the people, customs, and interests of various Mexican people. This is a fine introductory work that will help youngsters better understand Mexico and its people. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck