Latino Literacy by Frank De Varona
The Complete Guide to Hispanic American Culture and History

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Latino Literacy is the most comprehensive popular reference yet published on the subject, offering all the key facts, dates, people, and events of the last half century. Opening with a narrative history section, the book recaptures the age of Spanish exploration, discovery, and settlement and leads us to modern turning points such as the "zoot suit" riots and Cesar Chavez's groundbreaking leadership among Latino farmworkers. The Culture section celebrates Latino contributions to literature, art, theater, music, dance, language, food, and more. The People section features colorful mini-biographies of noted Hispanics, from the sixteenth-century explorer Hernando de Soto to twentieth-century figures like statesman Luis Munoz Marin and tragic singing phenomenon Selena.

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Published November 1, 1996 by Henry Holt & Co. 378 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 10% of our population is Latino, a term used to define ""people of various racial backgrounds whose ancestors lived in Spain or Latin America."" De Verona attempts to provide a guide--in three parts: history, culture and people--to understanding the imp...

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