Children's Literature - Greg M. RomaneckSharing a border of great length with the United States, Mexico has leaped to the forefront of political concerns among American statesman due to the issue of illegal immigration. Every year a vast number of Mexicans cross the American border in search of a better life and opportunities in El Norte. At the same time, the Mexican people possess a native history and culture of great power. In Mexico readers encounter the values, geography, and history of a people who have endured great suffering in order to attain independence. As part of the "Modern World Nations" series, Mexico follows a format typical of other books in the set. The text is set up in a thematic fashion with topics such as national history, ethnicity, religion, and governance each being presented in due course. The text contained in Mexico is presented in a way that combines balanced insights, solid research, and an engaging style. Numerous color photographs add eye appeal to this fine work. Therefore, Mexico is a solid investment and a book that will help young readers to better understand a nation linked to other North American lands by shared history and people.
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