The Hispanic American ExperienceeBook - 2011
Supplemented with quotes and engaging articles from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, The Hispanic American Experience shines a spotlight on Hispanic Americans and their many exciting contributions to American society. From musicians and artists to actors and athletes, Hispanic Americans enrich American life. Writers such as novelist Sandra Cisneros and playwright Luis Valdez offer insights into social issues and the diverse cultural lives of Hispanic Americans. Baseball superstar Roberto Clemente shared his athletic prowess and belief in charitable giving with the world, supporting poverty-stricken people throughout Latin America until his tragic death in a plane crash in 1972. Outstanding Olympic swimmer Dara Torres wowed the crowds when, at the age of forty-one, she won three silver medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Singers Carlos Santana and Christina Aguilera became pop music sensations, singing in both Spanish and English and climbing music charts in the United States and around the world. Read this informative title to learn more about how Hispanic Americans contribute to the United States' cultural mosaic, enriching our nation with a wide range of traditions, customs, and life experiences.
Publisher: [United States] : Lerner Publishing Group : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource