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Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

2008 Edition

Himilce Novas - Author

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ISBN 9781101213537 | 432 pages | 27 Nov 2007 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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The popular primer to Latino life and culture—updated for 2008

Latinos represent the fastest-growing ethnic population in the United States. In an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, this completely revised 2008 edition provides the most current perspective on Latino history in the making, including:
• New Mexico governor Bill Richardson’s announced candidacy for the 2008 presidential election
Ugly Betty—the hit ABC TV show based on the Latino telenovela phenomenon
• The number of Latino players in Major League baseball surpassing the 25 percent mark
• Immigration legislation and the battle over the Mexican border
• The state of Castro’s health and what it means for Cuba

More than ever, this concise yet comprehensive reference guide is the ideal introduction to the vast and varied history and culture of this multifaceted ethnic group.

“[An] informative and entertaining volume, written in a conversational, colloquial style.”
Library Journal

“In a snappy, rapid-fire manner, [Novas] provides loads of useful and frequently surprising information.”
Booklist

“[A] nifty…blend of history and pop culture.”
Kirkus Reviews


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