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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History And Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History And Culture

  • Author: D.H. Figueredo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440650586
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Aimed at beginners, this book looks at the history, folklore, and traditions of Hispanics in the United States and Latin America from the 16th century to the present day.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History and Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History and Culture

  • Author: D.H. H. Figueredo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440614512
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4617
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Aimed at beginners, this book looks at the history, folklore, and traditions of Hispanics in the United States and Latin America from the 16th century to the present day.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture

  • Author: Sonja Massie
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101198656
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that St. Patrick's Day is in March, JFK was our only Irish-Catholic President, and the IRA isn't necessarily a tax-deferred account. But when it comes to knowing about the history and culture of Ireland, you feel as Irish as a box of stale Lucky Charms. Don't give up on the luck of the Irish just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture' is here to help you learn all about the Emerald Isle, from the Celts to the present day. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Fascinating details on Celtic culture. -Blow-by-blow accounts of Ireland's struggle for freedom from British rule. -Exciting tales of great Irish heroes, like Brian Boru and Michael Collins. -Rich cultural traditions, from wedding to wakes. -Concise profiles of Irish icons in politics and the arts, from Daniel O'Connell to Oscar Wilde.

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

More Than 50 Activities

  • Author: Valerie Petrillo
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613742207
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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Featuring hands-on activities, games, and crafts that introduce children to the diversity of Latino culture, this guide teaches them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. Broken down into sections covering descendants from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America, topics include Spanish colonial history; the missions and early settlements in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Texas; the Santa Fe Trail and the United States-Mexican War of 1848; immigration; and the plight of migrant farm workers. Sidebars focus on famous Latinos and language lessons, while projects highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can fill Mexican "cascarones" for Easter, learn to dance the "merengue" from the Dominican Republic, write a short story using magical realism to learn about the literature of Colombia, make a Cuban sandwich, and create Guatemalan worry dolls. A time line, glossary, teacher's guide, and recommendations for Latino books, movies, museums, and websites round out this multicultural excursion.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

  • Author: David Campos,Rocio Delgado,Mary Esther Huerta
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416612726
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 221
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It's troubling that while schools are getting more Latino students, including English learners, these students are more likely to perform below grade level and eventually drop out. So this book proposes that educators everywhere do a better job of developing home-to-school partnerships based on meaningful relationships with Latino parents. Relying on an asset-based approach that draws on the strengths of diversity, the authors guide you through the many ways that culture influences learning, communication, and relationship building, so that you will be inspired to proceed with confidence in reaching out to Latino parents. Explore ways to make get more familiar with the background knowledge of Latino students. Learn how to get these parents to express their needs. And discover what's essential to creating a welcoming environment for Latino families--whether you're responsible for a single classroom or an entire school. Throughout the guide, you'll pick up lots of immediately useful tips and strategies for starting and furthering the partnering process with Latino parents, such as: (1) Useful phrases and questions for communicating effectively with Latino families; (2) Easy ways to get Latino parents' expectations and aspirations for their children's schooling; (3) Best sources for getting information about your students' family backgrounds; (4) Steps for conducting formal and informal parent-teacher meetings; and (5) Advice on how to communicate with these parents about their children's homework assignments and study skills.

Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, And Bereavement

Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, And Bereavement

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

  • Author: Ligia M. Houben
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826125557
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 293
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Communication Yearbook 30

Communication Yearbook 30

  • Author: Christina S. Beck
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135249709
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 532
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Communication Yearbook 30 continues the tradition of publishing rich, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews. This volume offers insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline. Chapters in this volume include reviews of literature on gain-framed and loss-framed messages, conversational topic, organizational rhetoric, work-life research, collaboration, bullying, forgiveness, language revitalization, Latina/o representation in the media, and television viewing patterns of older adults. This volume will be valuable to scholars across the communication discipline. Communication Yearbook 30 will be particularly beneficial to scholars in the areas of interpersonal, health, organizational, family, and intercultural communication; language and social interaction, and media studies.

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

  • Author: George B. Kirsch,Othello Harris,Claire Elaine Nolte
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313299117
  • Category: History
  • Page: 530
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Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.

Latino Cuisine and Its Influence on American Foods

Latino Cuisine and Its Influence on American Foods

The Taste of Celebration

  • Author: Jean Ford
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • ISBN: 9781590849354
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Discusses the influence that Hispanic food has had on Americans and the changing fast food industry.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

  • Author: Jeff Herman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780761537359
  • Category: Publishers and publishing
  • Page: 912
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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2004

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2004

  • Author: Jeff Herman
  • Publisher: Writer
  • ISBN: 9780871162014
  • Category: Authors and publishers
  • Page: 934
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A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

Latino Talent

Latino Talent

Effective Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Develop Hispanic Professionals

  • Author: Robert Rodriguez
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 218
  • View: 9545
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Praise for Latino Talent "Latino Talent is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning about Hispanic Americans in the workplace and in leveraging and maximizing their contributions. This unique book--written by an expert who's deeply respected in this field--provides a practical and compelling perspective on why organizations should continue to invest in developing?this?young and increasingly influential population segment."? --RAYMOND ARROYO, Chief Diversity Officer, Aetna Inc., and President,?PRIMER "Latino Talent is a must-read for diversity and HR executives who are responsible for Latino initiatives in their organizations. The book also provides justification as to why organizations need to raise the sense of urgency regarding their Latino-related workplace practices." --TIM RICHMOND, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Abbott Laboratories "Latino Talent includes wonderful insights gleaned from practitioners in the field. Readers are exposed to corporate best practices when it comes to Latino talent management initiatives. The strategies and solutions provided in Latino Talent are proven, applicable, and deliver results." --ISAIAS ZAMARRIPA, Director, Talent Acquisition, General Mills Corporation "America has awakened to the large and growing Latino demographic in this country and now wants to tap into this fast-growing consumer base. The best way to make inroads into this demographic is by building your Latino talent pool so they can create successful programs that get results. Whether you're at a Fortune 1000 company, government agency, academic institution, or not-for-profit organization, you'll want to read this strategic approach to building your Latino leadership." --ABE TOMAS HUGHES II, CEO, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) "Employers interested in maximizing the contributions of Latinos in the workplace will find Latino Talent to be very useful and practical. In this book, Dr. Rodriguez has done extensive research to help companies and employees build bridges for understanding and inclusion." --JULIE FASONE HOLDER, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, The Dow Chemical Company

Latinos Today

Latinos Today

Facts and Figures

  • Author: Kenneth McIntosh
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
  • View: 2566
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Saucy Latin rhythms can be heard every hour on pop radio stations. Moviegoers flock to see Latinas and Latinos on the silver screen. These are just a few of the facts that illustrate a nationwide trend: Hispanic Americans enrich American culture at many levels. This book explains some of the history behind this trend.

Latino Americans and Immigration Laws

Latino Americans and Immigration Laws

Crossing the Border

  • Author: Miranda Hunter
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • ISBN: 9781590849392
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Latinos are among the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the United States. Whether illegal or legal, Latino immigrants are a vital part of American culture and economy, and they are here to stay. This book tells about patterns of Latino immigration, and the dangers both illegal and legal immigrants to the United States face.

The Latino Religious Experience

The Latino Religious Experience

People of Faith and Vision

  • Author: Kenneth McIntosh
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • ISBN: 9781590849330
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
  • View: 6972
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Describes the relationship between Hispanic Americans and religion, including religious traditions of Hispanic ancestors as well as the role of Hispanics today in Catholic and Pentecostal churches.

MultiCultural Review

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: N.A
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Para Aprender Inglés

Complete Idiot's Guide to Para Aprender Inglés

  • Author: D. H. Figueredo,Margaret Fernández
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592570799
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 330
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A curriculum-based guide to English grammar and vocabulary for Spanish-speaking readers presents a series of practical examples, exercises, quizzes, and more to help enhance English-language skills. Original.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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The complete idiot's guide to American history

The complete idiot's guide to American history

  • Author: Alan Axelrod
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780028638508
  • Category: History
  • Page: 382
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This guide will give you an overview of American history from early, Native American history to modern times. It covers the milestones of the country's history, provides biographical sketches of the most important figures of each era, gives a chronologies of the nation's leaders, and defines key historical terms.

Soledad

Soledad

  • Author: Angie Cruz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743217462
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
  • View: 3213
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Tía Gorda has always claimed Soledad was born con la pata caliente -- with feet burning to be anywhere but here. In truth, Soledad couldn't wait to get beyond the stifling confines of West 164th Street, away from her superstitious, contentious family with their endless tragedies and petty fights; from the leering men with their potbellies, the slick-skinned teen girls with their raunchy mouths and snapping gum. At eighteen, Soledad couldn't get away from the volume and the violence of the barrio some call Dominican Heights fast enough. Two years later, an art student at Cooper Union with a gallery job and a hip East Village walk-up, Soledad feels eminently cool and infinitely far from the neighborhood where she grew up. But when Gorda calls with the news that Olivia, Soledad's mother, has lapsed into an emotional coma, Soledad knows she hasn't escaped la familia. Gorda insists Soledad's return is the only thing that will cure Olivia. Fighting the memories of the life she's left -- the broken hydrants on littered corners, her jealous cousin Flaca, her bizarre mother and, curiously, images of her mother's Dominican youth -- Soledad returns home to Washington Heights. Her journey has only begun. As Soledad tries to salvage her damaged relationship with Olivia, tame Flaca's raucous behavior, tolerate her zany Tía Gorda and resist falling for Richie, a soulful, intense man from the neighborhood, she also faces the greatest challenge of her life: confronting the ghosts from her mother's past. Rich, evocative and wise, Soledad is a wondrous story of culture and chaos, of family and integrity, myth and mysticism. Angie Cruz is a dazzling new voice, a Latina literary light whose passionate debut in Soledad surely marks the beginning of a remarkable career.