Mexico

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)

Becoming Naomi Leon (Unabridged)

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I always thought that the biggest trial in my life was my name, Naomi Guadalupe Zamora Outlaw, but little did I know that it was the least of my problems, or that someday I would live up to it.

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830L
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04:17
Becoming Naomi Leon (Unabridged)

The Legend of the Poinsettia (Unabridged)

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In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao - flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside. A Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child.

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AD680L
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05:47
The Legend of the Poinsettia (Unabridged)

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 Pot that Juan Built

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In the style of the children’s rhyme “The House That Jack Built,” The Pot That Juan Built poetically tells the story of Mexico’s most famous potter, Juan Quezada.

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Elementary
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00:17
The Pot that Juan Built

Exploring Borderlands (2003)

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Exploring Borderlands

Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa tells us that the border is "una herida abierta [an open wound] where the lifeblood of two worlds is merging to form a third country — a border culture." This program explores the literature of the Chicano borderlands and its beginnings in the literature of Spanish colonization.

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00:28
Exploring Borderlands