Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera - - OPTIONAL

Herrera, Juan Felipe Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes, 96 pgs. Penguin Group, 2014. $19.99. NON-FICTION Language: G (0 swears, 0 Fs) Violence: G.  Mature Content: PG. 

Complete with full color portrait of the Hero, this compilation of 20+ short biographies of Hispanic Americans includes source notes and recommended readings.  Each biography succinctly tells a brief story of their accomplishments, including Spanish words and phrases (no glossary, but meaning is contextual).  Honorees include Nobel Prize winner Luis Alvarez, Senator Dennis Chavez, Bandleader Desi Arnaz, Doctor Helen Rodriguez-Trias, Teacher Jaime Escalante, Actress Rita Moreno, Baseball Player Roberto Clemente, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Singer/Activist Joan Baez. 

A nice springboard for a longer biography project, or just for interested reading.  EL MS - - OPTIONAL Lisa Morey

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