Latino Biography Library

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

As we move into the 21st century, the Latino population of the United States continues to be on the rise. Enslow’s LATINO BIOGRAPHY LIBRARY is designed to meet the growing need for quality books about important role models for the Latino community. The series is distinguished by an attractive four-color design, lively text, authoritative research, and descriptive sidebars full of information for report writers.

  • Biographies of Hispanic Americans that young people want to read
  • Appealing design will attract readers
  • Full-color layout to satisfy demand from librarians
  • Supports the History/Social Studies, Multicultural Studies, and English/Language Arts curricula
  • 6 ½” x 9 ¼”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a chronology, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2005
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Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Astronaut and Inventor

Anne Schraff
Explores the life of Ellen Ochoa from her childhood in California to her missions in space. On April 6, 1993, Ellen Ochoa, a mission specialist, sat in the space shuttle DISCOVERY, waiting for liftoff...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3163-0
Binding: Library Ed.
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Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Freddie Prinze, Jr.

From Shy Guy to Movie Star

Sally Lee
Freddie Prinze, Jr. took a big risk when he went to Hollywood as an eighteen-year-old actor with no professional experience. He began his career with only his father’s famous name, Prinze, and aspirations of becoming a star...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2965-1
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George Lopez

George Lopez

Latino King of Comedy

Lila Guzmán and Rick Guzmán
Growing up in East Los Angeles living with his grandparents, George Lopez had a difficult childhood. Although he faced adversity as a young comic, Lopez has become one of America’s most popular comedians...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2968-2
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Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante

Inspirational Math Teacher

Anne Schraff
After teaching math and science in Bolivia for ten years, Jaime Escalante arrived in California speaking little English. Through much hard work, he earned a degree in mathematics and made it back into the classroom...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2967-5
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Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

Passion, Poetry, Politics

Jodie A. Shull
After openly denouncing the president of Chile in 1948, Pablo Neruda was declared an enemy of his own country. Despite being forced into exile for three years, Neruda maintained his political views. Nothing could deter Neruda from these beliefs or his most celebrated passion—poetry...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2966-8
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Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros

Inspiring Latina Author

Karen Clemens Warrick
Discover in this biography how Sandra Cisneros overcomes many hardships, including poverty and racism, to become a unique voice of Mexican-American literature. Her coming-of-age novella, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, remains a favorite of young readers today, more than twenty years after its release...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3162-3
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