The Hispanic American Experience

From the Series USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

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.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF018030, JNF053140, JNF052020
Dewey 973'.0468
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Recipes, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY, one of the most widely read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this series examines the customs, traditions, experiences, and ways of life of six multicultural View available downloads →


Library Media Connection

“This series offers an introductory overview of various cultures, including famous people, recipes, religion, and their impact in America. The content includes text, photographs, and excerpts such as graphs and stories from USA Today. These would be useful for basic research; important text is highlighted. The most compelling segment is entitled ‘How to Explore Your Heritage,’ which provides extended learning opportunities for students.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These well-written and informative titles highlight the cultural contributions of America’s largest ethnic groups. . . . This series will help students understand how various groups contribute to modern America’s cultural mosaic.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple