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Tito Puente
ISBN: 9781410909190
Author: Olmstead, Mary
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
Published: December 2004
Retail: $9.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
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Annotation: Who is Tito Puente? What did he accomplish and how? What is his legacy? Learn about the lives of well-known Hispanic Americans who overcame tremendous odds, such as racism and poverty, and went on to leave lasting marks in the world.
Additional Information
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 7.75" W
Bargain Category: Non-Fiction, Middle School, History, Biographies, Art/Music, Upper Elementary
Grade level(s): 4th, 5th, 6th
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall)
Each of these books, accompanied by standard photos, feature short chapters that detail the life of a Hispanic-American icon: a labor leader and the "King of Mambo." The overviews are adequate, but no sources are provided and unattributed thoughts and quotations are unfortunate. Sidebars provide additional information about related news events, political movements, and cultural contemporaries. Directory, reading list, timeline. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Hispanic-American Biographies titles: [cf2]Cesar Chavez[cf1] and [cf2]Tito Puente[cf1].] Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 August)
Gr 5-6-These books focus on the professional lives of these individuals and offer little about their childhoods. Ch vez devoted himself to bettering the working conditions of migrant farmers. Baca is known for her colorful murals, especially The Great Wall of Los Angeles. She has brought troubled teens together to create their own wall paintings. Puente, known as "The King of the Mambo," was a consummate percussionist. Sidebars, oftentimes full page, devoted to other people or to events in history, add information but break up the flow of the texts, as do the randomly placed black-and-white and color photos. Some highlight the person's life, while others help to explain historical events. The glossaries have simply stated, to-the-point definitions, which will be helpful for students doing reports. These titles will not get much use except for research assignments.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.