Teens in Argentina

Teens in Argentina

by Danielle Smith-Llera
     
 

In the second largest country in South America, teens in Argentina enjoy the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the great plains of the Pampas, and the towering mountaintops of the Andes. The country’s culture is rich and diverse, and its young people flock to the cities. They will attend barbecues, watch soccer, rugby, or polo matches, study for school, or

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In the second largest country in South America, teens in Argentina enjoy the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the great plains of the Pampas, and the towering mountaintops of the Andes. The country’s culture is rich and diverse, and its young people flock to the cities. They will attend barbecues, watch soccer, rugby, or polo matches, study for school, or spend time with their families. Teens in Argentina is part of Global Connections, a series that uncovers the challenges, pastimes, and customs of teens around the world.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
From the "Global Connections" series, this volume provides both basic and interesting facts about life in Argentina. Topics include education, economy, family life, population diversity, celebrations, and leisure activities, with photographs, maps, and charts that provide additional information about this South American country and its youth. The author provides a readable, cross-cultural view of Argentina, sharing the good and the bad about teens' lives, including private and public education, religion, affluent and poor families, urban and rural homes, drugs, food, entertainment, and holidays. A two-page "At a Glance" spread gives specific statistics about the Argentine people, government, geography, and economy. The historical timeline covers the years between 6000 B.C. and 2008 to establish the longevity of this amazing country. A brief glossary, listing of other resources, source notes, bibliography, and index make the book useful for research. Some full page information insets may cause some confusion or disrupt reading flow but provide excellent information to support the text. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756540371
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Capstone Global Connections Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Danielle Smith-Llera’s former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.

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