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by Charles J. Shields

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Brazil is the fifth-largest nation in the world. The largest country in Latin America, it covers almost half of South America. Discovered by Portuguese settlers in the early 16th century, Brazil today boasts a culture that blends native, Portuguese, African, Japanese, and other influences.

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ISBN-13: 9781422206331
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/02/2009
Series: South America Today Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

Giant of South America 9

A Legacy of Inequality 17

The Economy: Powerhouse Potential 27

A Stew of Peoples and Cultures 35

Brazil's Colorful, Crowded Cities 41

A Calendar of Brazilian Festivals 50

Recipes 52

Glossary 54

Project and Report Ideas 56

Chronology 58

Further Reading/Internet Resources 60

For More Information 61

Index 62

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