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Latin Americans in History

15 Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know

Published by Rockridge Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

Amazing stories of Latin Americans who changed the world—for kids ages 8 to 12

Discover the incredible contributions that people of Latin American heritage have made to world history! Learn about Simón Bolívar, a Venezuelan soldier who helped many South American countries achieve independence from Spain. Meet Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro, a former journalist and the first female president of Nicaragua. And get to know Gloria Estefan, the Cuban singer and songwriter who became the "Queen of Latin Pop."

From politicians and physicists to poets and painters, these biographies explore 15 incredible Latin American people who used their creativity, intelligence, and strong beliefs to improve the world around them.
  • Detailed biographies—Dive deep with stories that cover each person's entire life, including their childhood, their accomplishments, and the challenges that they faced.
  • Learn and grow—These impressive people will inspire you to discover your own talents and use them to achieve your dreams and support your community.
  • Beyond this book—Want to learn more? Each biography includes activity ideas and suggestions for further reading so you can keep exploring.

See how much there is to know about influential Latin Americans from all backgrounds with th is Latino children's book.

About The Author

MONICA OLIVERA is an author, freelance education writer, and homeschooling mom. She’s also the content creator of the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, the first national online program designed specifically for Latino families. She has written several education books, including The Latino Family’s Guide to Homeschooling and Preschool at Home: A Guide for Caregivers, both of which help parents navigate the world of educating their children at home.

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