More than 4 million people living in the continental United States today claim Puerto Rican ancestry. Inside this book you'll find a short history of the experience of Puerto Ricans who have settled in the mainland United States. And you'll have the chance to learn more about people of Puerto Rican ancestry who have found success in the United States. Chapter biographies of the following individuals help tell the story of today's Puerto Ricans:
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
Screenwriter José Rivera
Journalist Ray Suarez
American Civil Liberties Union director Anthony Romero
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez
Baseball star Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez
Actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.
The Cross-Currents features inside this book explore connections between people, places, events, and ideas. They provide additional context for better understanding the life and times of the subjects.
This Gallup Resource Book contains information obtained from polls conducted by the Gallup Organization, an international polling institute that has been monitoring public opinion since 1935