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Icons of Latino America [Two Volumes]: Latino Contributions to American Culture (Greenwood Icons)

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Publisher Comments:

Latinos have contributed a tremendous amount to American cultural heritage, injecting energy, a unique style, and piquant flavor. This set profiles the big names from this century and the last who represent the highest achievement in their field and who have inspired, led, educated, informed, and entertained us. A diverse representation from the world of sports, entertainment, education, music, journalism, literature, and labor is offered. Biographical essays engagingly tell the story behind the icon, with background including family and education, career trajectory and highlights, and contributions and circumstances that have led to icon status. Along with these famous figures, several essays on other types of Latino pop culture icons--iconic characters from cartoons and comics and film and even iconic Latino foods--are included. Entertaining side bars and classic photos complement the essays. Perfect for student reports and browsing, with more in-depth coverage than an encyclopedia entry but less than a full biography, there is something fascinating and informative here for everyone.

Book News Annotation:

In this two-volume set, the contributions and biographies of 24 iconic Latino figures in American popular culture are described for students and general readers. Teachers, playwrights, journalists, writers, and labor activists (Cesar Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, and Dolores Huerta, for example) are profiled alongside celebrities like Desi Arnaz, Celia Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Placido Domingo, Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos, Selena, Lee Trevino, and Ritchie Valens, as well as fictional characters Speedy Gonzalez and Zorro, and the non-human icon of Mexican food. Profiles are organized in alphabetical order. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This collection of inspiring biographies of the biggest Latino names in music, sports, education, literature, entertainment, journalism, and labor will excite the imagination and appeal to all readers.

About the Author

ROGER BRUNS is a prolific author of such works as Preacher: Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism (2002) and biographies of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson, and Billy Graham for Greenwood Press.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Timeline

1. Desi Arnaz

2. Ruben Blades

3. Fabiola Cabeza de Baca

4. Cesar Chavez

5 . Chiles, Tortillas, and the Mexican Food Explosion

6. Sandra Cisneros

7. Roberto Clemente

8. Celia Cruz

9. Placido Domingo

10. Jaime Escalante

11. Gordo, Speedy Gonzales, Dora the Explorer, Baldo, and La Cucaracha

12. Dolores Huerta

13. Jennifer Lopez

14. Rita Moreno

15. Edward James Olmos

16. Tito Puente

17. Ruben Salazar

18 . Carlos Santana

19. Cristina Saralegui

20. Selena

21. Lee Trevino

22. Luis Valdez

23. Ritchie Valens

24. Zorro

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313340864
Author:
Bruns, Roger.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Bruns, Roger
Author:
Bruns, Roger
Author:
Bruns, Roger A.
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United States Civilization.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Icons < p>Icons of Latino America: Latino Contributions to American Culture < /p>
Series Volume:
Latino Contributions
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
10.30x7.20x1.90 in. 3.50 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General

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