Latin America

1990s to 2010

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Provides a comprehensive examination of Hispanics in America from the 1990s to 2010s, introducing key figures and events. Features illustrations, photographs, sidebars, a glossary, a timeline, and a list of resources for further study.

1990s to 2010

1970s to 1980s

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Depicts the struggle of Hispanic Americans during the 1970s and 1980s and the contributions made by them in the fields of politics, union organizing, literature, business, and art. Discusses the ongoing problems of illegal immigrants entering America in search of a better life. Includes photographs, maps, a timeline, a glossary, and an index.

1970s to 1980s

1950s to 1960s

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Provides a comprehensive examination of Hispanics in America from the 1950s to 1960s, introducing key figures and events. Features illustrations, photographs, sidebars, a glossary, a timeline, and a list of resources for further study.

1950s to 1960s

Crossing the Wire (Unabridged)

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The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger.

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670L
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05:46
Crossing the Wire (Unabridged)

Esperanza Rising (Unabridged)

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Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl could want: fancy dresses; a beautiful home filled with servants in the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico; and the promise of one day rising to Mama's position and presiding over all of El Rancho de las Rosas.

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750L
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04:45
Esperanza Rising (Unabridged)

Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century (2004)

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Although Latin American nations are no longer ruled by military dictatorships and have embraced democracy, social problems associated with the large income gap, such as poverty, landlessness and crime are pervasive. Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century will increase student awareness of the origins, causes and effects of major global issues in the region.

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High
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00:23
Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century

Population Geography (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on countries in Latin America:Mexico: Motive to Migrate

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00:29
Population Geography

The Dynamic Pacific Rim (2003)

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This video program features two case studies that explore the influence of physical geography in Latin America: Ecuador: Orange Alert

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High
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00:29
The Dynamic Pacific Rim

Brazil: The Sleeping Giant (2003)

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This video program features case studies on two very different places in Brazil --Sao Paulo: The Outer Ring

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High
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00:29
Brazil: The Sleeping Giant